Media Literacy Booster Pack
This collection of resources provided by NewseumED offers tools to tackle eight pressing challenges, from recognising bias and propaganda to leveraging your role as a media contributor. You need to sign up first but once you do, access is free.
6 iPad apps for self-learners
This short list with links comes from 'Educational Technology and Mobile Learning' and provides links to some of the best-known online learning resources including TED and iTunesU.
Infographic on the use of Concept Maps in Education
This infographic and guide on concept maps is posted by 'Educational Technology and Mobile Learning' and provides a quick and handy guide to why concept maps are useful. The link also contains a link to 9 concept mapping tools that you can use in class.
Online safety resources
Netsafe which works to support online safety for students in New Zealand launched this collection of resources for Safer Internet Day 2018. On the same page you will also find their very useful Staying Safe Online Guide.
Creating Vision Boards
This website provides a guide and resources to help you organise your students to set up digital vision boards using Google slides or Google drawings
A Field Guide to 'Fake News' and other information disorders
Public Data Lab and First Draft collaborated to develop this free, open-access guide to help students, journalists and researchers investigate misleading and viral content, memes and trolling practices online. The five chapters of the guide describe a series of research protocols or “recipes” that can be used to trace trolling practices, the ways false viral news and memes circulate online, and the commercial underpinnings of problematic content. Each recipe provides an accessible overview of the key steps, methods, techniques and datasets used.
Critical Thinking Workbook
The Critical Thinking Workbook helps teachers develop mindful communication and problem-solving skills for their students with a variety of different games and activities. It has activities that are adaptable to any grade level.
Pinterest on Media Literacy
This Media Literacy page on Pinterest includes 25 different ideas and suggestions for stimulating media literacy in the classroom.
ThingLink’s image interaction technology helps students become fluent in using digital media to express themselves and demonstrate their learning. ThingLink helps ThingLink’s image interaction technology helps students become fluent in using digital media to express themselves and demonstrate their learning. ThingLink helps students and teachers create interactive infographics, maps, drawings, and engaging 360 documentaries in a classroom setting, at home, or on field trips.
Boys biggest conversation
Video from MediaSmart and FirstNews that can be used in classrooms to encourage young men, to talk about body image and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing.