Friday, June 10, 2011

OMG: Taking students from digital users to good digital citizens

Friday, June 10, 2011

Technology is giving students the power to do things that other generations couldn’t have ever imagined. But with this new power comes new challenges such as, recognizing spin from fact and knowing how to identify verified news sources.
This summer, the McCormick Foundation Journalism program is partnering with experts at San Francisco-based Common Sense Media (CSM) to develop a Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum for Chicago communities.
CSM’s summer activities include helping train educators to teach students how to be safe, respectful and responsible digital citizens. A recent webinar presented to Chicago Public Schools educators offers guidance and lesson plans covering online safety, creating strong passwords, evaluating online information, and searching effectively for news and information.
The webinar and summer prep kit will be available for viewing at this link.
Additional digital literacy and citizenship resources can be found here.

2 Responses to “OMG: Taking students from digital users to good digital citizens”

Anonymous said...
11:24 AM, June 25, 2011

Please provide specific examples of what news sources your organization recognizes as reliable and unreliable..

Kate Goshorn said...
10:26 AM, June 27, 2011

This is a helpful resource for distinguishing reliable news sources:

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