Sponsored by KQED Learning, Do Now is a weekly activity for students to engage in and respond to current issues using social media tools such as Twitter. Do Now aims to build civic engagement and digital literacy for youth. Recent issues include “Should We Use Drones to Pollinate Crops?” “Should College Tuition Be Free?” “Is Social Media Making You Sick?”
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in March.
Educators from Harvard UniversityGraduate School of Education (HGSE), Massachusetts Institute ofTechnologyTeaching Systems Lab, and the instructional design firm Fresh Cognate have created Youth in Front, a new hub of learning-oriented resources and multimedia assets for young activists and educators interested in making their voices heard—particularly those who are stepping into activism for the first time, as well as for educators who are responding to action in their schools and communities.
Researchers have developed an online game to “vaccinate” people against fake news—by showing them how to become a fake news mogul. In the game, called Bad News, players use misleading tactics to build their own fake news empire.