Librarians have been on the front lines of information literacy for years, putting them in a prime position to help youth learn to navigate a complex and growing world of digital information and news.
Posts Tagged: digital literacy
In 2011, a young man named Mohammad posted a video on YouTube where he spoke into the lens of a handheld camera. “My name is Mohammad, and I am undocumented,” he said. He explained how his parents immigrated to the United States when he was 3 years old, and detailed the difficulties of being undocumented, […]
An initiative to fill community spaces with programs using innovative equipment, software, and professionals is teaching youth how to learn by immersing them in digital arts.
As the push for everyone to learn how to code increases, and with the Hour of Code approaching in December, our partner The LAMP reminds us of the importance of not only learning how things on the web are made, but why.
Common Sense’s new study quantifies screen use, identifies unique types of users, and uncovers patterns that could spark improvements in content, access, and learning.
YOUmedia Chicago and well-known alumni/performers—Chance the Rapper and Malcolm London—attract youth to Teens in the Park Fest (TIP Fest), a celebration with live music that also featured Chicago’s array of summer youth programs.
This recently developed multimedia lesson on making infographics offers storytelling resources for educators compiled into a DIY Toolkit from our partner, Youth Radio.
Our partners at Teaching Channel have been working with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools for educators. In this final installment of the series, Natalie Franzi and Steve Figurelli outline nine tools that create opportunities for students to employ their speaking and listening skills as creators and producers, and as called for by the Common Core State Standards.
Seventh and eighth graders at Kenilworth Junior High in Petaluma, CA host a live news show every single day of the week. This self-directed production allows them to learn how to use cameras and editing software, write scripts, and learn other skills related to broadcasting. Although this isn’t a new program at Kenilworth, a 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant has given them the opportunity to take their production to the next level.
Educator innovator Nicole Mirra reminds us that it’s not so much the tools that create innovation, but that innovation lies in the activities and opportunities that teachers provide to harness these tools.