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From discord to civil discourse: Including the human aspects of digital citizenship can lead to cultural shifts

12/24/2019

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship

Gun violence, climate change, immigration, abortion. There seems to be no end to the number of divisive issues that are causing people from all walks of life to lash out in angry ways.

It’s not…

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Sarah Loyola, director of educational technology at Ravenscroft School, works with a student.

Empowering digital citizens with real-life scenarios

07/23/2019

Topics: Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship

Has North Carolina’s Ravenscroft School found a better way to teach digital citizenship? Edtech leader Sarah Loyola thinks so.

When Loyola came to Ravenscroft in August 2017 as its first director…

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Teaching fact vs. fiction when seeing is no longer believing

06/19/2019

Topics: Digital & media literacy, Fake news, Social media

When it comes to media literacy and our collective inability to tell fact from fiction online, there’s a lot of finger-pointing going on.

Take, for example, the widely shared…

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Mike Walsh discusses AI, 5G networks and our relationship with tech

06/17/2019

Topics: Artificial intelligence, Digital & media literacy

When you want to know what the future holds for your students, Mike Walsh is the go-to guy.

Walsh is the CEO of the very appropriately named consultancy Tomorrow, but his description of his role is more…

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Top 10 sites to help students check their facts

Top 10 sites to help students check their facts

02/12/2020

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship

In a political climate where sharing fake news has become commonplace, it’s more important than ever to rely on trustworthy and dogged fact-checking services to vet information.

Our job as digital citizens requires more than…

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Infographic: I'm a digital citizen!

01/16/2020

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship

For students today, the digital world offers enormous possibilities. Free and low-cost digital tools allow students to write blogs, share their photos and art work with a global audience,…

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