Digital and Media Literacy
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Digital and Media Literacy
Teaching digital and media literacy within the classroom. Looking at bridging the digital divide in classrooms and communities.
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News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it

"Every teacher I've worked with over the last five years recalls two kinds of digital experiences with students.The first I think of as digital native moments, when a student uses a piece of technology with almost eerie intuitiveness. The second I call digital naiveté moments, when a student trusts a source of information that is obviously unreliable. How can these coexist? How can students be so technologically savvy while also displaying their lack of basic skills for navigating the digital world?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 28, 2014 4:00 PM

This is a nice article with some practical advice but it also can that helps us conceptualize the thinking skills that our students are going to need in the future (with a classic photo that embodies 20th century news literacy).  Previously, I've written on this same topic, with some strategies to how to help students assess the validity of online information with geographic content (with a series of maps and images).  I know I've been duped before, and it's okay to admit that to your students; but we need to teach students how to be critical readers as they are swimming in an ocean of digital information of variable quality.  This is why I see content curation as an important part of modern education; it is a way to teach student the tools to assess the quality of information for themselves.  They will be gathering, organizing and synthesizing digital information for rest of their lives.        

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 12, 2014 12:41 AM
3 ideas to incorporate News Literacy into the classroom while guiding students into evaluating news articles and media.
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5 Major Benefits of Media Literacy and its Relationship to the Common Core State Standards

5 Major Benefits of Media Literacy and its Relationship to the Common Core State Standards | Digital and Media Literacy | Scoop.it

5 major benefits of media literacy as it relates to the Common Core State Standards

Thoughtful media consumption becomes a stimulus for better student comprehension.Differentiated learning models are available for all students.Easily accessible and free technologies can improve or enhance curriculum.Innovative media creation leads to increased student engagement and a real-world experience.Improved overall literacy is achieved through research, digital reading, interdisciplinary writing and personal written reflection.
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