Classroom Guide: Integrating Digital Literacy Into Your Classroom Practice

This Classroom Guide provides practical tools to help K-12 teachers make digital literacy a part of their classroom practice.

Classroom Guide: Integrating Digital Literacy Into Your Classroom PracticeWhile the training workshops focus on the five key concepts of digital literacy, this implementation guide looks at the specific skill areas that MediaSmarts has identified as being essential for students to learn by the end of their secondary education: ethics and empathy, privacy and security, community engagement, digital health, consumer awareness, finding and verifying and making and remixing. The guide also addresses common challenges to integrating digital literacy into the classroom, such as limitations on available technology and classroom management concerns, and includes links to relevant MediaSmarts’ and other resources, and apps and tools for creating digital media in your classroom.

The workshop is part of the Digital Literacy Training Program for Canadian Educators.

These resources were developed with financial support from CIRA’s Community Investment Program and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s CanCode Program. The funding also supported a series of free digital literacy training workshops conducted by MediaSmarts in faculties of education across Canada.