Digital Citizenship Week 2019 #DigCitCommit

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 Digital Citizenship Week 2019 starts today! Digital citizenship in 2019 is all about changing the narrative of digital citizenship from teaching students what they should not be doing online to teaching students what they should be doing online instead. What does that mean?  Today’s digital citizen is: Inclusive – Open to hearing and recognizing … read more »


Teaching Contemporary Propaganda

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Propaganda is a word that usually brings to mind historic posters and speeches used to convey political messages, especially during wartime.  According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Propaganda is “Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.” As educators, we need to recognize that … read more »


Are Your Students Good Digital Citizens?

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Digital Citizenship week is October 15th-19th this year. What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Good digital citizens when online think critically, weigh the risks of sharing information, evaluate sources, treat others with respect, and monitor the use of their time. You can empower your students to be good digital citizens! Most … read more »


Media Messages Matter

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We are inundated with media messages – be it in traditional print formats or digital texts, images, videos, or advertising. As adults, we have the experience and ability to interpret and often ignore the constant barrage of information that confronts us. However, our students do not have the expertise to handle all the extraneous information … read more »


Going Beyond Fake News to Information Literacy

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Fake news and stories about fake news are everywhere right now. In a recent blog post, I shared criteria for judging online resources, including news stories, using the CRAAP test. However, since this topic is of critical importance to our students, it merits another look. In fact, digitally literate teachers who teach their students to … read more »