MediaSmarts releases digital literacy lesson plans for secondary level
Source: MediaSmarts news release, May 25 2016
From Ethics and Empathy to Making and Remixing: Extending Digital Literacy to the Secondary Grades
For more than a decade, MediaSmarts has been a leader in defining digital literacy in Canada. This is reflected in the elementary digital literacy framework we launched in 2015. The Use, Understand & Create framework is based on a holistic approach which recognizes that the different skills that make up digital literacy cannot be fully separated. The framework identifies six overlapping aspects of digital literacy – ethics and empathy, privacy and security, finding and verifying, digital health, consumer awareness, and community engagement – and includes resources to ensure that every Canadian student from Kindergarten to Grade Eight can receive a comprehensive digital literacy education. Now we are extending that work to the secondary grades with a suite of new lessons in all six categories as well as adding a seventh aspect – Making and Remixing – to help students learn how to use digital tools to collaborate with others and to create and ethically remix content.
The framework and supporting resources are freely available at http://mediasmarts.ca/teacher-resources/digital-literacy-framework.
Click here to see the grade 9 -12 lessons.
Check it out! Rowan