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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

Pop Culture and Power: Teaching Media Literacy for Social Justice

Pop Culture and Power offers theoretically informed yet practical tools that can help educators prepare youth for engagement in our increasingly complex world of mediated meaning making.

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

The Civically Engaged Classroom

The Civically Engaged Classroomis packed with practical guidance designed to support teachers in giving students the skills, knowledge, and tools to be active participants in society.

Breaking the Social Media Prism

Breaking the Social Media Prism challenges common myths about echo chambers, foreign misinformation campaigns, and radicalizing algorithms, revealing that the solution to political tribalism lies deep inside ourselves.

Developing Digital Detectives

From the authors of the bestselling Fact vs. Fiction, this book offers easy-to-implement lessons to engage students in becoming media literacy "digital detectives,"

Mind over Media

Renee Hobbs demonstrates how a global perspective on contemporary propaganda enables educators to stimulate both the intellectual curiosity and the cultural sensitivities of students.

Veils of distortion

Zada walks us through the newsroom to reveal these distorting 'veils.' He offers suggestions on how to mitigate the effects of this coarse infotainment, which, if left unchecked will continue to dumb down and polarize our society, causing it to further unravel it.

Falsehood and fallacy

Falsehood and Fallacy shows students how to evaluate what they read in a digital age now that old institutional gatekeepers, such as the media or institutions of higher education, no longer hold a monopoly on disseminating knowledge. Short chapters cover the problems that exist as a result of the current flow of unmediated information, Fake News, and bad arguments, and demonstrate how to critically evaluate sources ? particularly those that appear online.

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