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.
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 November.
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.
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs is building the next generation of public media with a digital journalism curriculum, as well as local PBS station mentors and the opportunity to tell important community stories to the world. The program creates educational experiences for middle school and high school students in classrooms and afterschool environments.