Featured Sites: Week of Jun 26, 2022

 

Video: Social Media - Common Craft
Grades
K to 12
What is social media? This video takes you on a journey to "Scoopville," a fictitious town used to demonstrate the many "flavors" of social media. The video is short (3:25-minutes)...
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21things4students - Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan.
Grades
6 to 9
This free interactive site is an extensive digital literacy curriculum that improves technology proficiency, builds information literacy and digital citizenship skills, and provides...
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Seven Digital Deadly Sins - Guardian Weekend Magazine
Grades
9 to 12
What are the seven digital deadly sins? This site explores digital sins through videos and personal stories. Learn how envy has led to social media users feeling inadequate with their...
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Project Look Sharp - Project Look Sharp, Ithaca College
Grades
K to 12
Project Look Sharp promotes media literacy education and critical thinking skills through the offering of curriculum kits for classrooms in grades K-12; to find the kits click the Free...
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Civic Online Reasoning - Stanford University
Grades
6 to 12
This series of assessments offers students a selection of online content and asks them to evaluate and judge the credibility of information. Using digital resources like Wikipedia,...
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Bad News - Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and DROG
Grades
5 to 12
How bad can you be? This game teaches you how fake news and disinformation spreads as players take on the role of the bad guy to acquire as many followers ...
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Checkology - The News Literacy Project
Grades
5 to 12
Checkology offers interactive lessons to teach students how to evaluate and judge news and news sources. Lessons include real-world examples; many feature journalism experts as the...
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Social Media Test Drive - Cornell University and the Cornell Research Foundation, Inc
Grades
4 to 12
Social Media Test Drive provides a series of interactive modules offering practice in digital citizenship skills through a social media simulation. Each module includes tutorials, guided...
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News and Media Literacy Resource Center - Common Sense Media
Grades
6 to 12
This collection of vetted resources provides activities and lessons for current news and social discussion topics. In addition to materials found for specific lessons, scroll further...
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Preparing Students for Difficult Conversations - FacingHistory.org
Grades
6 to 12
This lesson provides a foundation for creating a safe and supportive classroom to discuss difficult issues. It is part of a larger unit based upon the shooting of Michael Brown ...
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Teachers' Guide to Cranky Uncle - John Cook
Grades
6 to 12
How do you teach students to understand and build resilience against misinformation? Try using this game created by George Mason University scientist John Cook which uses cartoon personifications...
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OK2Ask: Social Media Literacy: Purposeful Practice in Every Classroom - TeachersFirst
Grades
1 to 12
This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from October 2021. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

As educators, we
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Digital Citizenship: Technological Literacy - PBS Learning Media
Grades
K to 12
Proper use and understanding of using technology responsibly are essential for all students to acquire. This offering from PBS Learning Media focuses on Digital Citizenship concerning...
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