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Edtech Advocacy &
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Ethics and Media Literacy in a Digital World

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Darren Hudgins  
Jennifer LaGarde  
Dr. Kristen Mattson  

This session, led by three ISTE authors, will focus on the intersection of ethics and media literacy, providing educators with the knowledge and resources to help them guide students through the tough questions that reside in the gray areas of humans’ relationship with the gadgets, apps, tools and tech companies that permeate our lives. Hear about strategies to help educators provide learners with the skills to be digital detectives: information interrogators who are armed with a variety of tools for dissecting news stories and determining what’s real and what isn’t in our “post-truth world.”

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Library/media
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Analyst
  • Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology.
For Students:
Digital Citizen
  • Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Help educators teach students about digital ethics and media literacy through the following:

-Share meaningful lessons that move beyond existing “fake news” protocols for determining information credibility.
-Provide examples of how information can be presented to students so that the strategies used for determining information credibility can be applied outside of school.
-Unpack the connection between social-emotional learning and information literacy.
-Help attendees understand why digital ethics is an important topic to study, sharing knowledge about the various ethical dilemmas faced by an increasingly technological society.
-Demonstrate practical ways to engage students in conversation around debatable topics.

Outline

Society needs thoughtful, empathetic digital citizens who can navigate the critical ethical questions at the intersection of technology and humanity. But they also require students who are savvy information consumers and educators that can provide learners with the skills to be digital detectives: information interrogators who are armed with a variety of tools for dissecting news stories and determining what’s real and what isn’t in our “post-truth world.”

To answer this call, ISTE had brought together authors Kristen Mattson (Ethics in a Digital World: Guiding Students Through Society’s Biggest Questions) and the team of Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins (Fact vs. Fiction and forthcoming Developing Digital Detectives: Essential Lessons for Discerning Fact from Fiction in the “Fake News” Era) to help all those that attend discover ways to:

-Move beyond existing “fake news” protocols for determining information credibility.
-Find examples of how information can be presented to students so that the strategies used for determining information credibility can be applied outside of school.
-Unpack the connection between social-emotional learning and information literacy.
-Help attendees understand why digital ethics is an important topic to study, sharing knowledge about the various ethical dilemmas faced by an increasingly technological society.
-Demonstrate practical ways to engage students in conversation around debatable topics.

This session will be appropriately chunked in a series of 10-20 minute intervals where the authors will present a piece of new learning and then hand it over to the attendees to practice. Concluding in one of three varied reflection strategies 1) individual meta-cognition, 2) peer to peer interactions, and 3) whole group open mic or chat feature protocols. The facilitators will toggle the following instructional design throughout the workshop until the workshop comes to an end using a series of different applications and device based-activities.

Supporting research

Ethics in a Digital World (ISTE, 2021) by Kristen Mattson
Developing Digital Detectives (ISTE, 2021) and Fact vs. Fiction (ISTE, 2018) by Jennifer LaGarde & Darren Hudgins

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Presenters

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Darren Hudgins, Think Do Thrive LLC
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Jennifer LaGarde, School of Hard Knocks
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Dr. Kristen Mattson, Dr. Kristen Mattson Consulting, LLC

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