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Web Awareness and Media Literacy

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Creative Commons: What Every Educator Needs to Know



Ten Top Tips for Teaching with New Media 2009-2010

Download this guide from Edutopia to learn how you can make the most of the latest technologies for use in the classroom.


Media Awareness - Web Awareness Workshop Series - Ministry Licenced

Your school (Ontario) may have received the CD by now.  Take a look at the resources and lesson plans that are available for use.

The Media Awareness Network is a site dedicated to promoting critical thinking in young people about the media. Media education and information literacy resources for teachers, parents, and students.


A Student Tutorial for Internet Literacy (grades 4-8)

Passport to the Internet helps young people develop the critical thinking skills they need to apply to their online experiences by enabling them to use popular online tools and Web sites in a secure and ethical manner, and to their full potential. Using simulations of the most popular Internet environments, this interactive resource teaches students about online safety, authenticating online information, recognizing online marketing ploys, protecting their privacy, managing online relationships and dealing with cyberbullying.

Full Access for Ontario – November 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010

English French:


Remember this one from ebay. Sept 2007.  How many people truly believed that Belgium was for sale?




Computer Literacy - University of Illinois

Asignments and handouts dealing with information literacy skills and with responsible and ethical online behaviour.


intel - Showing Evidence Tool:

Learning how to analyzing and evaluating information


Media Awareness Network

Licensed to the Ontario Ministery of Education is a CD that has been distributed among Ontario schools (OESS licensed) - Web Awareness Workshop Series entitled Web Awareness Workshop Series and RealityCheck. This includes a series of workshop designed to bring educators up to speed on issues related to student use of the Internet. There is also a series of modules to help students in Grades 9-12 learn strategies for validating online information, optimizing searches and detecting bias and misinformation.



Media Education 101

Media Education: Make It Happen! The Media Education: Make It Happen! program is a series of free resources to help educators understand and facilitate media literacy in their classrooms.



S.O.S. for Information Literacy

S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic web-based multimedia resource that includes lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos and other resources to enhance the teaching of information literacy. Information literacy skills enable students to effectively locate, organize, evaluate, manage and use information.






Understand Media

Free articles, lesson plans, podcasts, a blog, videos


Website Evaluation


Evaluating Web Resources - from Sonoma State University Library


The ABCs of Website Evaluation from Kathy Schrock



Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

Critical Evaluation Einformation - downloadable surveys



Website Evaluation Criteria



Web Literacy for Secondary



Examples of Interesting Websites for students to go to and evaluate




  • Which is the real site? Sunnycliff, Manitoba or Morris, Manitoba?




Is Wikipedia reliable?

Click here

for an excellent article on what to look for when using Wikipedia.


Copyright Matters Canada - 2nd edition 2005

Some key questions and answers for teachers on copyright issues in schools.



What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is a way for content creators to easily and uniformly assign usage rights for their online content.  Many people use Flickr to get their images, and use the search on their page.  If you go to http://flickr.comcreativecommons/ , you will be able to search for images that give certain copyright

privileges for others to use their content legally.  Also, here is an excellent handout from Creative Commons, for reference purposes.


Citing Sources

A How-to for citing sources for elementary students



Citation Maker

for Elementary Students


for Secondary Students




How to Evaluate Websites


From http://www.quick.org.uk/menu.htm




The ABCs of Website Evaluation from Kathy Schrock










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