14 episodes

Exercise your ears and sharpen your brain with The Mind Online, hosted by Teaching Tolerance Senior Editor Monita Bell. Through conversations with teachers, librarians, scholars and reporters, Monita explores the critical aspects of digital literacy that shape how we create and consume content online. Discover what educators and students alike need to know—and how we can all become safer, better informed digital citizens.

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Exercise your ears and sharpen your brain with The Mind Online, hosted by Teaching Tolerance Senior Editor Monita Bell. Through conversations with teachers, librarians, scholars and reporters, Monita explores the critical aspects of digital literacy that shape how we create and consume content online. Discover what educators and students alike need to know—and how we can all become safer, better informed digital citizens.

    The Digital Literacy Framework

    The Digital Literacy Framework

    In this final episode, highlights from our guest interviews walk listeners through the seven key areas of Teaching Tolerance's Digital Literacy Framework (#DigLit).

    • 41 min
    You Are the Product

    You Are the Product

    Reflections on how the attention economy affects social media and journalism, with Meredith Broussard, author of
    Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World, and Betsy O’Donovan, assistant professor of journalism at Western Washington University.

    • 43 min
    Gaming: Reading, Writing and Radicalization?

    Gaming: Reading, Writing and Radicalization?

    Video games in the classroom can help young people learn a wide range of skills. But gaming can also expose them to radical ideologies. We talk about game-based learning with Meenoo Rami, manager for Microsoft's Minecraft Education. We also explore how educators can counter hateful messages in games with Keegan Hankes from the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project.

    • 33 min
    Fake News: Finding It, Fighting It

    Fake News: Finding It, Fighting It

    You can learn how to identify and expose fake news. Katy Byron of the Poynter Institute's Media Wise tells us how they teach middle- and high-school students the difference between what's real and what's fake on the internet. Then behavioral scientist Gordon Pennycook shares his study results on why people believe things that aren't true.

    • 27 min
    YouTube: Consumers and Creators

    YouTube: Consumers and Creators

    Your students are likely experiencing the good and the bad of YouTube, one of the world’s most popular online platforms. In this episode, featuring science teacher Alicia Johal and the Daily Beast’s Kelly Weill, we consider both in the classroom context.

    • 36 min
    Librarians: Digital Literacy Experts

    Librarians: Digital Literacy Experts

    Too many schools don’t have librarians, but if yours does and you're not tapping their expertise to teach digital literacy, you're making a big mistake. Librarians Julia Torres and Lois Parker-Hennion explain why you need them.

    • 44 min

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