Hosted by Facebook, Digital Literacy Library provides learning resources made available under a Creative Commons license by Youth and Media at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. The lesson modules are designed to help young people develop skills needed to navigate the digital world, critically consume information, and responsibly produce and share content. The interactive lessons involve group discussions, activities, quizzes, and games that have been built in consultation with teens. The lesson modules are organized around the topics Privacy and Reputation, Identity Exploration, Positive Behavior, Security, and Community Engagement. They can be used either collectively or individually in the classroom, as part of afterschool programs, or at home.
Each year we publish blogs and 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 2020.
PBS affiliate WETA has made available a list of propaganda techniques that make false connections (such as the techniques of “transfer” and “testimonial”), or constitute special appeals (such as “bandwagon” and “fear”), or are types of logical fallacy (for example, “unwarranted extrapolation”).
How can educators help students navigate the treacherous terrain of misinformation that runs rampant online? The Stanford History Education Group’s Civic Online Reasoning (COR) curriculumfeatures 67 freelessons and assessments that teach students the methods fact-checkers use to sort fact from fiction by evaluating the trustworthiness of online sources.