14 Digital Literacy Resources to Bookmark

Whether you’re new to the concept of digital literacy or are a seasoned expert, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the educational technology out there. You can take your professional development into your own hands with these 14 essential resources for creating (and supporting) digitally literate teachers.

This nonprofit’s education arm provides digital citizenship lessons and activities as well as reviews of apps and websites for teachers.

In its assessment section, Diigo.com offers links to digital literacy assessments and self-assessment tools.

Teach students how to create a bibliography with EasyBib.com, the automatic bibliography maker. MLA, Chicago, APA and other styles are available on the site.

Facebook provides interactive lesson plans designed to help young people learn to navigate the digital world, critically consume information and responsibly produce and share content. 

Google offers guides, remote-learning tips, lesson plans, video tutorials and more, designed to help educators teach digital skills.

Lessons include how to teach students to become good digital citizens and how online information can be manipulated to mislead or even harm users.

Lesson plans, videos, online platforms and curriculum resources are available to help educators integrate digital and media literacy education into their curriculum.

Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy offers a roadmap for teaching digital literacy skills to students in different grade levels.

Microsoft offers various resources on digital literacy that explore how to use devices, software and the Internet to collaborate with others and how to discover, use and create information.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children offers a roundup of articles and resources related to integrating digital and media literacy lessons into education plans for children.  

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s online safety education program provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children how to be safer online.

This nonpartisan education nonprofit provides videos, lesson plans, infographics and more to offer teachers guidance on how to help students become news literate and how to vet online sources.

Veteran educator Alan November offers quizzes, guides and other tools to help teachers demystify the web for their students.

With this tool, teachers can copy and paste student work to check for any copied text. Teachers can also show students this site when discussing just what plagiarism is and why they should avoid it.

Read the rest of the series about digital literacy for teachers.

Why Digital Literacy is Important

Top 11 Myths

Ideas for the Classroom

Checklist of Skills and Tools

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