Teaching Media Literacy Skills to 21st Century Students

In today's fast paced technology focused world we need to give students the tools to process all of the information they are exposed to each day.  Students do not receive all of their information through books anymore, they have moved into using digital tools to find out about topics. It is important that educators help students navigate through this new digital world they belong to with purposeful digital citizenship and media awareness lessons from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

In today's fast paced technology focused world we need to give students the tools to process all of the information they are exposed to each day.

Students do not receive all of their information through books anymore, they have moved into using digital tools to find out about topics. It is important that educators help students navigate through this new digital world they belong to with purposeful digital citizenship and media awareness lessons.

If you are looking for specific media awareness lessons check out the Media Smarts website. Another useful resource for technology and digital citizenship ideas is the ISTE website.

Below is a curated Twitter chat with specific ideas on teaching media literacy and digital citizenship to our 21st century students. Ideas are from our weekly #2ndaryELA Twitter chat participants.


In today's fast paced technology focused world we need to give students the tools to process all of the information they are exposed to each day. Students do not receive all of their information through books anymore, they have moved into using digital tools to find out about topics. It is important that educators help students navigate through this new digital world they belong to with purposeful digital citizenship and media awareness lessons.

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