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Social Media literacy, online communication, and online safety.

Nov 15, 2018

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Assessments of Civic Online Reasoning

The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) has developed assessments of civic online reasoning—the ability to judge the credibility of the information that floods young people’s smartphones, tablets, and computer screens. Discussions about politics and public policy, for example, increasingly take place on social media.

Nov 09, 2018

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Our Top Five Resources in October 2018

Each month we publish blogs andsnewsletters 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 October.

Oct 15, 2018

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Virtual Classroom to Develop News Literacy Skills

Checkology virtual classroom, created in a partnership between the News Literacy Project and the Facebook Journalism Project, is an immersive online learning hub where students in grades 6–12 can hone their critical thinking skills to become and stay informed.

Oct 15, 2018

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Mobile Video Synchronization and Collaboration Platform

CrowdFlik is a free location-based video share app that allows a group of users observing the same event from multiple perspectives to combine all their photos or video footage.

iOS app creator

Sep 17, 2018

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Tool for Creating, Testing, and Sharing iOS Apps

Using a visual interface rather than a programming language, Lightwell lets students create real iOS apps that they can share with nearby devices or submit to the Apple App Store. Although Lightwell is a professional tool, students can use the software to create simple apps as they learn the programming language.

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