Librarians Lead the Way to Digital Literacy

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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.

Learn to Code, But Learn to De-Code Too

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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.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

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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.

Live, From Petaluma, It’s the Junior High School News

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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.