As librarians, teachers and parents, it is more important than ever to equip our children with the media literacy and digital citizenship skills they need. As librarians and teachers, we look for ways to weave these skills within the curriculum and throughout each day.
To help us with this process, Capstone has created a new microguide which will help us understand how to use research projects to teach media literacy and digital citizenship.
The topics covered within the microguide include:
- Defining project purpose
- Source credibility
- Copyright and plagiarism
- Participation in media
You will find the guide here on the Capstone site, which you can download and print to use and share with your teachers and others.
As a teacher librarian, I love using research project to not only introduce and reinforce these skills in the library, but to make them stick in the classroom and throughout other parts of their lives too.