Twitter has marked the start of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019 by releasing a handbook to help educators teach media literacy, analyze information they see online, and more. The Teaching and Learning with Twitter handbook also includes tips to help teachers and parents use the social media platform in lessons. Teachers are encouraged to create their own activities and tweet them using the hashtag #MILClicks to share their teaching ideas with the rest of the world.
The questions and activities in a lesson from The New York Times Learning Network help students understand why and how to do better Google searches but also weave in ways to apply the information and practice on their own.
This school year, The New York Times is offering a free, flexible, seven-unit writingcurriculum based on real-world genres found not just in The Times, but in all kinds of print and online sources. Woven into each unit are multiple opportunities for students to publish and have their writing read by authentic audiences.
NewseumED’s virtual classes bring the museum to your students. The classes are offered Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET). They are typically 30 to 50 minutes in length and can be adjusted to meet classroom schedules. Presently ten classes, along with training, are offered.