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Developing digital literacies

<b>Digital literacies are those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society.</b><p>Digital literacy looks beyond …

Digital Citizenship is the Bridge to Contemporary Teaching and Learning - Matt Harris, Ed.D. - International EdTech Specialist

I have vivid memories of my doctoral studies when we talked about the antiquated educational approach of putting students in rows. The practice was …

Education Technology

How to Teach Internet Research Skills

With mobile connectivity so pervasive, it’s not surprising that app-based interfaces and searching strategies are dominating research methods, …


Infusing a Digital Literacy Curriculum Into the Classroom

Although we think of today’s students as tech-savvy, there’s a lot they need to learn — from basic technology skills to how to behave online. As a …

Education Technology

Digital Tools to Enhance Students' Searching Skills

And you thought Google is the only way for all your search and research work!<p>AdvertisementWhy this Ad?<p>Well there are other amazing tools that can …

Education Technology

Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds

Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p><p>Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, …

Social Media

Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Shenglan Zhang and I thought that we could help address this situation by laying a foundation for website evaluation in elementary school. In …


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Google Launches Be Internet Awesome to Encourage Kids to Be Safe Online

The new program is designed to teach kids in a fun way how to avoid online bullies and predators. Take the pledge together as a family.<p>School is almost out for the summer, and with all that free time, you can bet that it will be more difficult than ever to keep track of what your kiddos are doing …

Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem?

Imagine, for a moment, the technology of 2017 had existed on Jan. 11, 1964 – the day Luther Terry, surgeon general of the United States, released …

Higher Education

Media Literacy: Defining and Teaching a Must-Have Skill

It would be difficult to read a newspaper, listen to a news broadcast, or open any social media site without seeing some reference to “fake news.” …


For Ed Tech to Be Successful, 'It Has to Come From Teachers'

Educational technology companies, like ClassDojo, have tapped teachers to give input on product designs.

Education Technology

Public Support for Charter Schools Plummets, Poll Finds

Support for charter schools has dropped significantly over the last year, while opposition to private-school choice programs has softened, according …

Stanford University