Teacher Resources

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On this page, you can find links to all of our resources for teachers and classroom tools.

In this section, you can use our search tool to help you find lesson plans, tip sheets and other resources on various media topics. For instructions on how to use our search tool, click here.      

Digital Media Literacy Framework

In this section, teachers can access digital media literacy classroom resources aligned with curriculum outcomes set out by their province or territory.  Also included is a comprehensive study of the current state of digital literacy education in Canada. 

Digital and Media Literacy Outcomes by Province & Territory

This section provides detailed information on media education for each province and territory, information on provincial/territorial media education organizations, and a listing of media education curricular outcomes, by grade, with links to supporting MediaSmarts resources.

These classroom tutorials are available through a licensing arrangement to provincial/territorial departments, school boards, schools, post-secondary institutions and public library systems. They are updated annually.

Media educators base their teaching on key concepts of media literacy, which provide an effective foundation for examining mass media and popular culture. These key concepts act as filters that any media text has to go through in order for us to respond.

While MediaSmarts’ research shows that teachers place considerable importance on teaching their students digital literacy skills such as authenticating information, managing privacy, addressing cyberbullying, and being safe online, evidence suggests this is not reflected in Canadian classrooms. The intent of these resources is to support teachers in implementing digital literacy into their teaching practice and to help them to develop digital literacy lessons and activities that suit their students’ needs.

We are always looking for teachers to help test resources and be the first to give feedback on our new materials. We truly value the opportunity to work with educators to make our resources better and to learn more about the kinds of materials that would support digital media literacy programming in the classroom.

MediaSmarts works with Teacher Champions in the following ways:

Looking for creative ways to integrate digital media literacy activities into your teaching practice? We’ve developed this calendar of special awareness days for educators to easily pinpoint opportunities to explore a variety of digital media issues while recognizing commemorative events throughout the school year. We’ve linked each awareness day to a list of free K-12 lesson plans, tip sheets and more teaching resources.

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Digital & Media Literacy Fundamentals

What does it mean to be literate in today’s complex media culture? Here we explore the underlying aspects and principles of digital and media literacy, bringing together various concepts and competencies.

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