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Digital Literacy

This guide contains resources and tools to support teachers as they address digital life skills such as copyright, digital presence, media literacy, social media and online safety.

Featured Books from Your ATA Library

Fighting Fake News!

Educators have long struggled to teach students to be critical consumers of the information that they encounter. This struggle is exacerbated by the amount of information available thanks to the Internet and mobile devices. Fighting Fake News! focuses on applying critical thinking skills in digital environments while also helping students and teachers to avoid information overload. A

Teaching Elementary Students Real Life Inquiry Skills

Fake news and misinformation is everywhere. Learn how to teach elementary students to locate reliable information, evaluate sources, and develop their writing skills in the classroom and in the library. Empower students to find and evaluate information with this practical guide to supporting classroom writing and research instruction.

Digital Citizenship

Being a good digital citizen means to be an ethical and responsible member of the online community. Digital citizenship is the practice and teaching to help individuals, particularly young people, know how to navigate, create, communicate and protect themselves online. This book provides research-based strategies that can help any educator working with technology and youth. Through experience and data collected by teaching in-depth digital citizenship classes with K-12 students, special populations and educator trainings, this book can provide real-life advice on what works, and what doesn't.

Middle Schoolers, Meet Media Literacy

In a world of media saturation, children are targeted participants involved in a game in which they don't know the rules or even that they are playing. This book is a teaching manual that helps teachers not only explain the concepts of consumer economics and media literacy to middle schoolers but supplies lessons for students to get hands-on experience recognizing, deconstructing, evaluating, and choosing for themselves whether to accept the tangible product or intangible message offered.

Mobile Learning Through Digital Media Literacy

As cell phones have become more advanced and applications more innovative, more conversations are taking place as to how technology can be a purposeful tool in the classroom. In a shared vision of collaboration and growth developing globally within educational circles, this book examines mobile learning as a formal literacy, as a productivity environment for creative growth in and out of the classroom, and as an advancement to social learning through online networks.

Teaching Information Fluency

Teaching Information Fluency describes the skills and dispositions of information fluency adept searchers. Readers will receive in-depth information on what it takes to locate, evaluate, and ethically use digital information. The book realistically examines the abilities of Internet searchers today in terms of their efficiency and effectiveness in finding online information, evaluating it and using it ethically. Since the majority of people develop these skills on their own, rather than being taught, the strategies they invent may suffice for simple searches, but for more complex tasks, such as those required by academic and professional work, the average person's performance is adequate only about 50% of the time.

Digital Technologies and Learning in Physical Education

This book examines the ways in which teachers are attempting to use digital technologies in PE. Presented as cases, each one is written by a PE practitioner, explaining how and why technology is used in their practice to advance and accelerate learning.

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