Preparation and practice are the keys to a successful interview and amazing story. The goal of the interview is to get soundbites that connect with your audience, illuminate the topic, and move your story forward.
How does news get from the front lines to your feed? Let’s take a look behind the curtain... Students will gain an understanding of what constitutes broadcast news and how it’s produced. They will use this knowledge to work backwards, investigating and critically analyzing news stories they’ve recently encountered. Click on the Activities Tab to complete the lesson.
Michael Snyder and Chris Griesemer from Alpine School District teach lead C-Forum members in a discussion about coordinated digital citizenship instruction within a Canvas framework.
This is an assessment from the Stanford History Education Group's Civic Online Reasoning curriculum. This is to assess how well students can assess information/claims that they find on social media. This is an assessment that is housed on Google Forms. You will be prompted to make a copy of the assessment which you can be distributed to students.
This is a lesson plan created to help students in 6th grade cement their understanding of the digital citizenship they have learned in their years of elementary school. This will be done as a collaborative group project. Students will revieiw the ISTE Digital Citizen standards, create Interland-style questions that relate to this standard (geared toward a 4th grade audience), create a question slide and an answer slide, and then create an internaut-style character to use on their slides.
This module introduces educators to two different skillsets: Using technology well and understanding how online actions affect self and others. Both are foundational skills necessary to understand the importance of teaching digital citizenship in todayÕs educational environments.
Digital LIteracy Project - This lesson is a final project using Adobe Spark in which students use the knowldege learned during the Digital Citizenship unit to cereate a video that demonstrates an understanding of digital literacy and the importance of being digitally literate in a digital world.
Students will learn the basics of fact-checking a news story, and the difference between primary and secondary sources.
In the aftermath of the divisive 2020 presidential election, PBS NewsHour and Student Reporting Labs (SRL) aired "We the Young People", a half-hour virtual special highlighting the impact of young voters. The show featured teen voices and conversations with experts focusing on issues that affect young people.
In the first video, Jevin West, an Associate Professor at the University of Washington who studies the spread of misinformation, talks to student reporter Bridgette Adu-Wadier about the ongoing problem of misinformation online and in our society and how it has impacted democratic processes. In the second video, multimedia reporter Heather Taylor-Wynn talks to two teen fact-checkers from Poynter’s MediaWise program about solutions to slow down the spread of misinformation.
SRL's Becky Wandel spoke with science producer Nsikan Akpan about he how he debunked that cellphone-horns story. This resource includes a video and teaching resources to help students dig more deeply into the facts behind science stories we see in the news.
Learn how to become a better visual storyteller by analyzing and creating your own video sequences.
Students will learn to turn their story ideas into fully developed pitches. A pitch enables students to explain their story succinctly and also keep their story focused during the production process. Click on the Activities Tab to complete the lesson.
Students will identify what they know and don’t know about their story’s topic. Once students know what they don’t know, they will use curiosity to guide research that will result in better developed stories.
This lesson is designed for teachers who want a basic start for their classes on Internet Safety. It will cover cellphone saftey, internet saftey, and cyberbulling. Resources:This lesson has been mixed with lessons from UEN (Lesson Appropriate use of Technogy by Cindy Baker, Deborah Dickson, and Catherine Peterson), NetsafeUtah, Commonsence.org, and Wonderopolis.
This infographic can be used in the classroom to reinforce any digital citizenship curriculum.
In this lesson upper elementary students will learn about website evaluation and ways to help identify credible information on the internet. This lesson is to be taught in 3 or 4 thirty minute lessons