Digital Citizenship

Videos on Taking Notes and Citation in English and French for Elementary

A few months ago, our colleagues in the Digital Citizenship Initiative put together two videos aimed at elementary school students. The first one is on how to take notes and the second is on quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. These videos are available in both English and French. Hopefully, you and [...]

Teaching Searching Skills: Don’t Search PERSIA

The edWeb webinar, Rethinking the Research Paper, was presented by Michelle Luhtala, a regular edWeb presenter who is also the Head Librarian at New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Connecticut and the winner of the 2011 “I Love My Librarian” Award, the 2010 National School Library Program of the [...]

New QSLiN film: Information Literacy and Current Events

https://youtu.be/lykLsPyd6GM?list=PLwrt0pwMw5MsHgZ_5sVthoNM5dXxeyxB_ Current Events can be a tricky subject for both high school students and teachers; this kind of information can be hard to find.  All of us think that we're pretty savvy when it comes to knowing what's going on and yet, sometimes we can be caught off guard by [...]

Your Connected Life: A Teen’s Guide to Life Online in English and in French

Your Connected Life: A Teen’s Guide to Life Online offers teen-tested tips and solutions for everything from balancing screen time with school work, managing relationships and reputation online, to using the Internet to find the best information on health, hobbies and homework. The Your Connected Life guide was made possible [...]

Why Privacy Matters – An Important TED Talk

In our work on digital citizenship with students, we need to keep our eyes on the bigger picture when it comes to our activity online. In this TED talk, Glenn Greenwald makes a strong case that privacy does matter, even if you feel that your behaviour online is so innocuous [...]

Nerdy Book Club – SEPARATING TRUTH FROM HYPE: RAISING MEDIA LITERATE KIDS by Patricia Newman

Nerdy Book Club hits it on the nose once again with a downright practical and eminently do-able suggestions to support media literacy. "...Human knowledge currently doubles every thirteen months, and will soon double every twelve hours, so it is impossible for teachers and parents to keep pace with the flood [...]

Happy Digital Citizenship Week!

It's Digital Citizenship Week, and what better way to celebrate it than to highlight a film on everybody's favourite pet peeve, passwords. In this TED talk, Lorrie Faith Cranor, a computer security expert gives the lowdown on password security by discussing a study that she did on that very subject.

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The Interesting Stuff That’s Out There: Online conference, free kids’ news source and more!

Over the summer and at the beginning of the school year, many of us just can't walk away from the library world when we're on vacation. As we sit down to morning coffee, we might see websites, articles and blog posts that we think might be of interest to others. [...]

More on Creative Commons Photos

I'm a big fan of Richard Byrne's blog, Free Technology for Teachers.  He does post a lot of useful ideas, links, and suggestions.  I subscribe to a weekly email service that he provides in which I receive summaries of what he's been posting. Richard Byrne recently posted an article on [...]

Media Smarts Launches Use, Understand, and Create – A Bilingual Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools

According to Media Smarts: "Young Canadians need to be able to make good choices about privacy, ethics, safety and verifying information when they’re using digital media, and they need to be prepared to be active and engaged digital citizens. Based on our research on digital literacy education in Canada, USE, [...]