Media & Digital Literacy

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Digital Citizenship

Internet Safety

Critical Evaluation of a Web site:
BrainPOP Online Sources - short video about being able to evaluate a web site
Critical Evaluation of a Web Site - how to critically evaluate a Web page for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias, and usability for all grade levels
by Kathy Schrock
All About Explorers - Bogus site to use with students to critically analyze validity of information presented. Teach students to use triangulation to confirm validity of information.
Website Evaluation - Informative video by Common Craft


5 Essential Media Literacy Questions for Kids - Lots of great videos and resources for educators to use with their students regarding media & digital literacy

National Association for Media Literacy Education - NAMLE (formerly AMLA - Alliance for a Media Literate America)

Digital & Media Literacy - fundamentals

PBS Teachers- Digital media content and tools and opportunities to be media creators as well as media consumers

Common Sense Media - many grade level activities and tips on ways to talk to your students

Digital Passport - teachers get robust reports to demonstrate student learning in areas of critical skills related to digital safety, respect, and community from CommonSenseMedia

Media Education Lab - 18-unit media literacy curriculum created by Renee Hobbs consists of cross-curricular pdf's and videos to use right now!

Branding Game - branding is explored to promote an awareness of how visual identification of a good or service can occur with just a letter

K12 Digital Citizenship - Many, many resources for all aspects of media literacy

CyberSmart - lesson plans for manners and cybercitizenship

You Are Here - Lesson plans intended for students in grades 5th-8th created by the (Federal Trade Commission) FTC

Get Net Wise - Helping Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences

Pauline Center for Media Studies

Project Look Smart - all grade levels and instructional areas

Adtext: an interdisciplinary curriculum

Cyber Angels - a multifaceted program for Internet Safety

I Keep Safe - Teaching tools for keeping kids safe online

Newseum - See daily newspaper front pages on this cool interactive site!

Media Literacy Clearinghouse


Media Literacy - Media Education Resources

New Mexico Media Literacy Project

Media Awareness Network

The Center for the Analysis of Commercialism in Education

The Media Education Foundation

The Center for Media Literacy

PBS TeacherSource

My Pop Studio: For Parents and Teachers

Web English Teacher - Media & Information Literacy

Center for Digital Democracy

Action Coalition for Media Education

About Face - combating negative images of women in the media

Fact CheckED - 'Seeing Through the Spin' Lesson Plans

The Jesuit Communication ProjectUnderstanding Media - Resources to help teachers teach media literacy

80+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy - great collections of media literacy video for students, teachers and parents

The Code for Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education - Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances: in K–12 education, in higher education, in nonprofit organizations that offer programs for children and youth, and in adult education. See guidelines for further clarifications.

Cartoons in the Classroom - 163 lesson plans for using cartoons in the classroom

Media Literacy - University of Wisconsin - provides activities and questions to be used with students and by families

Media Ownership Chart - These charts illustrate the size and complexity of the most well-known media conglomerate corporations.

Creating "Common Craft" style videos to teach history (science, math, etc.) concepts