George Lucas Educational Foundation

Media Literacy

Find and share resources to help students learn to analyze, evaluate, and communicate in a world with countless media sources and constant access to powerful computers.

  • Using Instagram to Teach Poetry

    The genre of Instapoetry can be a useful tool for engaging students and improving their literacy and media literacy skills.
    Kyleen Gray
  • Teaching Students How to Use Wikipedia Wisely

    Understanding how the online encyclopedia functions helps students learn how to conduct research and distinguish fact from fiction.
  • Using a Social Media Account With Your Class

    Students can learn how to use social media responsibly through teacher modeling and shared responsibility for posting.
  • 5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

    Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets.
  • 7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

    If you're concerned that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries. Explore these free, or almost free, tools, sites and apps that require no coding background or expertise.
    Anna Adam and Helen Mowers
  • What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

    Ideas on how to guide students to the knowledge and experience they need to act responsibly online.
  • Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

    Use these strategies to help middle and high school students identify relevance, accuracy, bias, and reliability in the content they read.
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Critical Thinking

    The ability to think critically will benefit students throughout their lives. Here are a few tips on how to get started teaching it.
  • The Epic BYOD Toolbox

    We’ve collected dozens of apps and tools for your bring-your-own-device classroom, with options for student writing, presentations, screencasting, assessment, and more.
  • Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

    A collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.
  • Project: Every Kid Has a Story to Tell

    A video project helps students hone their multimedia storytelling skills, while developing greater self-awareness and empathy for their peers.
  • Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

    Digital Citizenship Week is October 16-22, and it's the perfect time to talk about online responsibility and safety. Explore some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.
  • Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives

    Five vetted resources students can use to separate truth from fiction online.
  • 8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations

    Guest blogger Jason Cranford Teague, author, communicator and trusted designer, shares eight slide show tips to power-up your classroom presentations.
  • Coding for Kindergarteners

    Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.