Includes information about and links to sites such as the PBS Webonauts Academy (“Webonauts Internet Academy is a web original game for PBS KIDS GO! that gives kids 8- to 10-year-old an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused‚ information-rich world. It is an engaging experience on its own but becomes all the more powerful when parents and teachers use game play as a springboard for conversations about media literacy and citizenship in the 21st Century.”) to Netsmartz Teens, “Understanding You Tube and Digital Citizenship”, and more. and are available now. Check them out!
Some Digital Literacy News
Thoughts from Common Sense Media on Gender Stereotypes in the Digital Age.
In February, join Susan Linn of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood at the 92nd Street Y:
Monday, February 11 – 12 noon
“Raising Children in a Digitized and Commercialized World: Challenges for Parents and How to Meet Them”
As part of the 92nd Street Y Parenting Conference, Feb. 11-12
Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
One-day and full registration available at: http://www.92y.org/ParentingConference.aspx
As the BNS/BCS library develops its own digital literacy curriculum and programming, and as our children engage more and more online, check out “A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age”.
Many links, tools for educators, and thought provoking questions for students about plagiarism and digital ethics. Worth a look for educators and students.
The library has some exciting new additions! We now have double the number of computers for student use. Three new, large-screen Macs are available for students to do online research, use digital tools, find library books and more. This will allow more students to work simultaneously in the library and get help.
There are many online resources for finding good information cleverly hidden in this website under the RESOURCES tab such as online encyclopedias found in search tools and databases and useful websites that can be helpful for homework. More online resources for creating or organizing information can also be found in TECH TOOLS (in bar above) – but please suggest other resources, request others, and more students can have access.