Thursday, February 27, 2014

Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum Now Available as iBooks Textbooks

Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators harness the power of technology responsibly, has just released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available on iBooks. These iBooks Textbooks are the latest and most dynamic way to deliver an educator-approved curriculum that teaches how to participate safely, responsibly, and respectfully in today's digital world. Mike Lorion, General Manager of Education at Common Sense Media says the books  "embrace the benefits of the technology itself and use it to engage students in important lessons that teach 21st century skills, like Internet safety, recognizing and preventing cyberbullying, and online privacy and reputation." Details here. Or go the iBooks store and search "Common Sense Media."

Saturday, February 22, 2014

News Literacy Teaching Resources (NIE Week March 3-7)

The American Press Institute and The Newseum have revised several resources for educators who are teaching with and about the news, all designed to coincide with News In Education Week, March 3-7.