Tech Talk Roundtable 72 | Do Digital Natives use Digital Spears?

ChrisJamie and Michael discuss their personal learnings and articles of the week. This week they focuse on the article What Digital Literacy Looks Like in a Classroom, by Brianna Crowley, published in the Education Week Teacher magazine. Ms. Crowley addresses the need for embedding the  teaching of digital literacy in the classroom, and across content areas. Inextricably linked to any discussion of digital literacy is the discussion of digital citizenship. The article acknowledges the need to educate students on how best to constructively interact with members of their online community, as well as to make efficient and effective use of the ed tech tools at their disposal.

Linked on this page is the central article and related articles, infographics, and resources to assist you in building your own digital literacy and citizenship program. Enjoy!

Articles of the Week


  1. This series of student and teacher ibooks is the single best curriculum series that I have ever found. Useful “straight-out-of-the-box,” A teacher can be up and running in a day with these wonderful materials. ““The curriculum is aligned to English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Students, and the American Association School Librarians Standards (AASL) for the 21st-Century Learner.” – Excerpt From: Common Sense Media. “Digital Literacy & Citizenship Teacher Edition: Grades 9-12.” Common Sense Media, 2014. iBooks.″
  2. Fast, to the point, and informative, this three-minute video is both entertaining and informative. This video is a fine start-of-class activity, as well as an effective review.
  3. Alan November has produced original and creative content that allows kids to learn for themselves that, as digital natives, they are surprisingly digitally naive.
  4. This article forms the hub of this podcast, with the additional materials serving as the spokes. Brianna Crowley has produced a succinct, lucid piece that both points out the need for digital literacy and citizenship, and creates a path for creating one’s own course from the many links provided in the article.
  5. These lessons are precisely what they claim to be.
  6. THINK is a fantastic acronym that reminds each one of us that we should filter what we put online at least as much as we filter what we say face to face.

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