Useful links on Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship
Education in Wales and the Digital Competence Framework – Key Resources
- Successful Futures Report – Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales by Professor Graham Donaldson, February 2015
Evaluating Online Content
Just because a website looks smart, it does not mean that its contents are official or true. The following are some questions to ask yourself when using apps/ websites or when receiving information from the Internet to assess if the information is true or reliable.
- Who created the information or website? If it was created by an organization, what is the purpose of the organization?
- Who is the target audience for the website or information?
- Are there independent sources of information quoted on the website?
- Is there contact information on the website?
- Is the information up to date?
- How regularly is the website updated?
- Is the site properly designed?
- Does it carry official logos?
Useful Website Resources for Digital Literacy from Hwb (Welsh Govenment Learning Platform) and elsewhere
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Resource from Common Sense Media – available bilingually https://onlinesafetycymru.org.uk/
This resource aims to help upper KS2 primary teachers educate children to critically evaluate inaccurate online information, including content that seeks to deliberately influence their opinions.
This resource aims to help secondary teachers educate children and young people to critically evaluate inaccurate online information, including content that seeks to deliberately influence their opinions.
Fact or fiction – new Playlists from Hwb (Welsh Government learning platform)
A new pack of Playlists exploring the importance of using critical thinking skills when online has been published to help learners recognise, identify and understand the difference between factual and fictitious online information.
- Fact or Fiction: Don’t be fooled online for education practitioners
- Fact or Fiction: Don’t be fooled online for primary (Key Stage 2) learners
- Fact or Fiction: Don’t be fooled online for secondary aged learners
- Fact or Fiction: Don’t be fooled online for governors
- Fact or Fiction: Don’t be fooled online for parents and carers
Other Digital Literacy Web Resources
- Internet detective: http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/detective/
- Colorado State University Library http://lib.colostate.edu/howto/evalweb.html
- Assessing when an email is a hoax – use http://www.snopes.com or http://www.vmyths.com
- Teaching young people how to detect advertising practices: an article by Peter Gutiérrez – Saving Kids from Sneaky Online Marketing
Crap detection 101 by Howard Rheingold
The Online and Offline Digital Literacy Practices of Young Children – A Review of the Literature
https://www.academia.edu/33736921/The_Online_and_Offline_Digital_Literacy_Practices_of_Young_Children – A_Review_of_the_Literature
The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children (DigiLitEY)
Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality (February 16, 2012). Gasser, Urs and Cortesi, Sandra and Malik, Momin and Lee, Ashley. Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2012-1. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2005272 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2005272
‘Truth, lies and the internet – a report into young people’s digital fluency’ by Jamie Bartlett and Carl Miller – September 2011: http://www.demos.co.uk/files/Truth_-_web.pdf
Digital Literacy and Engaging Youth in Learning
As more and more people use the Internet it is key that they develop the skills and literacies to be able to use the Internet critically, creatively and safely.
Digital Literacy across the Curriculum:
Digital Citizenship, Social Literacies and Rights
Media Smarts resources from Canada