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Aug 02, 2021 2021-08-02

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Tools Empowering Students to Be Informed Citizens

CIVIX digital information literacy initiative supports teachers in empowering students with the knowledge and skills required to locate trustworthy information so students can make informed choices in the best interests of themselves and their communities. The CIVIX CTRL-F verification skills module helps students learn contemporary digital information literacy skills built for the modern web. (CTRL-F is the keyboard shortcut for “Find.”) A series of engaging short videos provide the foundation of the learning, introducing concepts and demonstrating skills. The video lessons are led by digital information literacy expert Mike Caulfield (Washington State University, Digital Polarization Initiative) and disinformation expert Jane Lytvynenko, senior reporter with BuzzFeed News, who tracks false and misleading information and debunks it in real time. Accompanying the videos, CTRL-F lesson plans include practice activities, slide decks, assessments, and extra activities that can be used in classroom, remote, and blended learning settings. The materials have been developed for grades 7–12 but can be tailored for younger students. Access to the CTRL-F materials is free.

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