Exercise your ears and sharpen your brain with The Mind Online, hosted by Learning for Justice 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
In this final episode, highlights from our guest interviews walk listeners through the seven key areas of Teaching Tolerance's Digital Literacy Framework (#DigLit).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thought provoking and so important!
So thankful for this resource as I begin my journey towards becoming a teacher!