Tools 2 Use

Here are just a few of the tools you can explore in this course. There are too many to fully explore during a brief, nine-week experience, so these will only spark further inquiry and explorations.

Knowing where to go when searching for safe, reliable, and effective tools and resources is essential to your teaching practice. Here are some GO TO locations when applying critical digital literacy to your teaching.

Media Smarts Canadateacher resources [links to frameworks, outcomes by province, Media Literacy 101, Digital Literacy 101]; searchable database for lessons and resources for any grade level, resource type, topic, or media type.

Common Sense Media – Tool Search, Ed Tech Tool Reviews, and Top Picks lists, along with lots of teaching application options. You can also access a FREE set of digital citizenship lessons for use in the classroom – this is US focused but could be adapted to fit Ontario curriculum expectations