Jul. 16, 2021

PLN Activity Chapter 5

Chapter 5 continues more in-depth discussion of how to help develop information literacy and digital citizenship within our students. Topics in this chapter included online searching strategies, evaluating information found online, and using online information ethically. For you PLN this chapter, include one of the following in your site:

Links to resources to help teachers teach these information literacy and digital citizenship skills.

Digital Compass Introduce students in grades 6–8 to Digital Compass™ by Common Sense Education. The award-winning game is an innovative way to give students the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can affect their relationships and futures. Play Game

Netsmartzkids Videos NetSmartz is an online safety education program. It provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children to be safer online with the goal of helping children to become more aware of potential online risks and empowering them to help prevent victimization by making safer choices on- and offline.

Data Defenders  is an interactive game that teaches children and pre-teens the concept of personal information and its economic value, and introduces them to ways to manage and protect their personal information on the websites and apps they enjoy

Reality Check On the internet, it can be hard to tell what’s true and what’s false—but we have to make a lot of decisions based on how reliable we think things are. In Reality Check, you’ll learn how to find clues like finding where a story originally came from and comparing it to other sources, as well as how to use tools like fact-checking sites and reverse image searches.