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Digital Passport by Common Sense Media | Digital Passport - 1 views

    "Digital Passport is fun and effective. Web-based games and videos engage 3rd - 5th graders in independent learning Modules zero in on critical skills related to digital safety, respect, and community Collaborative classroom activities reinforce online lessons Students earn badges toward a Digital Passport Teachers get robust reports to demonstrate student success Currently available on the web and coming soon for mobile devices Supports responsible use policies and E-rate FREE to your school thanks to generous support from our sponsors"

NCSS Position Statement on Media Literacy | National Council for the Social Studies - 0 views

  • If we hope to make learning relevant and meaningful for students in the 21st century, social studies classrooms need to reflect this digital world so as to better enable young people to interact with ideas, information, and other people for academic and civic purposes
  • The Internet and the everyday use of social networking technologies, together with the expansive growth of corporate entertainment media and the integration of popular culture, also require us as social studies educators to link participatory media literacy with civic education.
  • social studies educators should provide young people with the awareness and abilities to critically question and create new media and technology, and the digital, democratic experiences, necessary to become active participants in the shaping of democracy.
    This position statement focuses on the critical role of media literacy in the social studies curriculum. The statement addresses the following questions. First, why and how has media literacy taken on a significantly more important role in preparing citizens for democratic life? Second, how is media literacy defined, and what are some of its essential concepts? Finally, what is required to teach media literacy and what are some examples of classroom activities?

80+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy - 0 views

    80+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy. Here are 70+ videos organized into various sub-categories. These videos are of varying quality, cross several genres, and are of varied suitability for classroom use.
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