Digital Citizenship / Media Literacy

Edutopia: Digital Citizenship Resource Collection
Check out Edutopia’s collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.

Turn your students into web detectives
Five vetted resources from Edutopia students can use to separate truth from fiction online.

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for K-12: Common Sense Media’s interactive curriculum offers something for every grade level. Check out the “Scope & Sequence” tool to find the perfect lesson for your classroom.

Lessons for Teaching Digital Citizenship From Cable Impacts: InCtrl is a series of lessons for students in grades 4-8 designed to introduce digital-citizenship concepts. Topics covered include media literacy, copyright laws, and privacy. Teachers can browse lessons by subject and topic, and each lesson includes plans and materials.

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum From iKeepSafe and Google: Co-produced by iKeepSafe and Google, this digital-literacy curriculum for middle school and high school students provides three lessons to help kids find reliable information online, manage their reputations, and recognize scams. Additionally, check out iKeepSafe’s educator resourcesfor professional-development modules for teachers and a variety of activities to use with students.

Resources for Teaching Digital Literacy From Digizen: Digizen is a repository of useful and engaging resources to teach students of all ages about becoming upstanding digital citizens. Produced by the U.K.-based child safety nonprofit ChildNet International, Digizen features videos, lesson plans, and games, and there are different sections for parents, students, and teachers.

Digital Citizenship Videos From Teaching Channel: This Teaching Channel playlist of 30 videos, developed in cooperation with Common Sense Media, highlights ways classroom teachers are introducing digital citizenship concepts to students. There are resources here for every grade, and each video provides a lesson plan, as well.

A Teacher’s Guide to Digital Citizenship: Edudemic produced this brief introduction to Digital Citizenship for teachers. If you’re unsure of the topic, this is a wonderful starting point. Once you’ve given this a read, another great Edudemic resource for exploring the subject is 15 Top Resources for Digital Citizenship.

False, Misleading Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources

Facing History

Fake News NPR

Teaching Media Literacy School Library Journal

News Literacy Toolkit School Library Journal

Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning
Stanford History Education Group

Harvard Lib Guide: Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda

C Span Classroom: Media Literacy and Fake News

Fake News: A Library Resource

School Kids Fight Fake News

Civic Online Reasoning from Stanford History Education Group