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The Most Important Skill of the Digital Age

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Tuesday, December 1, 11:30 am–12:15 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Alan November  
There is overwhelming research that the majority of our students do not have strategies to to validate if online content is true or false.. Come and learn how to design highly creative assignments that cover the curriculum and teach students to be web literate!

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Curriculum planning & evaluation
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The objective of this workshop is to help educators develop a framework for teaching web literacy to their students as well as design assignments which empower students to be more self directed. We will review various resources of how teachers can continue to learn web literacy. The main tools are Google search, Wayback Machine, and Wolframalpha.


The audience will be challenged throughout the presentation to test their own ability to design searches that lead to balanced results, various points of view, and global perspective. We will also look at tools such as Wolframalpha that provide students with the ability to receive immediate feedback.

1/3 Understanding advanced search
1/3 Applying advanced search to design assignments
1/3 Learning how students learn

Supporting research

Stanford's research on the basic lack of skills our students display to be web literate. Research by Dr. Sam Wineburg.

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Alan November, November Learning, Inc.

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