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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.

  • Middle grade aged girl at home distance learning on laptop

    Building Student Agency With Genius Hour

    The popular model of self-guided learning can be used to engage upper elementary students in conducting and presenting research—and learning to use new technology.
    Emily Deak
    546
  • Middle school student speaks in front of her class

    Using the Election as a Teaching Tool

    With careful planning, teachers can use the election to foster social and emotional learning and connect math, literacy, and social studies lessons.
    848
  • Laptop with student online newspaper on the screen

    How to Set Up an Online School Newspaper

    When this fifth-grade teacher shifted his school newspaper online, he found that students were motivated to produce high-quality work for an authentic audience—and felt more connected as a community.
    807
  • Illustration of a laptop computer with various icons representing online activities around it

    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.
    11.3k
  • An illustration of a microscope looking at a history book

    Preparing Social Studies Students to Think Critically in the Modern World

    Vetting primary resources isn’t easy—but doing it well is crucial for fostering engagement and deeper learning in a rapidly changing world.
    3.8k
  • 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.
    9k
  • 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.
    18.4k
  • Conceptual photograph of letters flying

    An Engaging Word Game Helps Students Grasp Implicit Bias

    A simple fill-in-the-blank exercise helped students understand the power of words and the way they might convey unspoken beliefs.
    3.1k
  • Three students discuss information they’re reading on a laptop.

    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.
    6k
  • Laptop screen showing a Wikipedia page

    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.
    2.1k
  • Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

    A collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.
    5.9k
  • A young boy stands thinking in front of a blackboard covered with question marks.

    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.
    3.9k
  • 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.
    4.4k
  • A group of students focus on computer screens

    Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives

    Five vetted resources students can use to separate truth from fiction online.
    3.3k
  • 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.
    7.1k

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