digital literacy

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

| October 4, 2013 | 39 Comments

Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.

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Remixing Melville: Moby Dick Meets the Digital Generation

Remixing Melville: Moby Dick Meets the Digital Generation

| March 8, 2013 | 5 Comments

In a traditional English class, a teacher might assign Herman Melville’s famous novel Moby Dick in small chunks. Students might complete their reading (or not), discuss major themes and perhaps write an essay at the end of the unit. But if a student never gets past the first few pages, the rest of that unit […]

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Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

| November 9, 2012 | 14 Comments

Thinkstock Has the Internet changed the way students conduct research? Yes, and not always for the better, reports to a study released last week by the Pew Research Center, “How Teens Do Research in the Digital World.” According to a survey of more than 2,000 middle and high school teachers, “research” for today’s students means […]

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