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.
Digital Literacy Training Workshops
The Digital Literacy Training Program for Canadian Educators workshop provides an overview of essential digital literacy skills and key concepts of media and digital literacy, familiarizes participants with the digital experiences of Canadian youth, and introduces the resources and tools that are available through MediaSmarts’ USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE digital literacy framework.
- Grades K-12: Self-directed tutorial (HTML5) or PowerPoint slide presentation (.zip)
- Grades K-6: Self-directed tutorial (HTML5) or PowerPoint slide presentation (.zip)
- Grades 7-12: Self-directed tutorial (HTML5) or PowerPoint slide presentation (.zip)
Implementing Digital Literacy in the Classroom Guide
This Classroom Guide provides practical tools to help K-12 teachers make digital literacy a part of their classroom practice. While 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.
Digital Literacy Key Concept Videos and Posters
Find them on our website.
These resources were developed with financial support from CIRA’s Community Investment Program and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s CanCode Program.