Digital Literacy in the Classroom

The Teaching Channel delivers videos for teachers over various platforms, including the Internet.  In addition to showcasing inspiring teachers, Teaching Channel hosts a community for educators to share ideas and best practices and to enhance their knowledge. For example, Teaching Channel Presents and PBS LearningMedia provide materials that can help teach students to become proactive digital citizens.

You can preview the Teaching Channel Presents episode Digital Literacy in the Classroom, which show students learning how to become proactive digital citizens.   From understanding safe behavior online to learning how to find reliable sources to seeing how online activity leaves a lasting identity trail — these lessons are designed to develop critical thinking skills.  You can search the Teaching Channel’s schedule and watch other full one-hour episodes such as Teaching Math to the Core, Connecting the Arts to Academics, Middle School and The New Teacher Experience.  Check out the preview below:

For additional digital literacy activities, check out other media-rich resources from PBS LearningMedia such as What Is Personal Information? for grades 3-6 and Cybersafe Your Teens  for grades 6-12.

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