Thinkport Bulletin: Web Smarts & Safety

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September 21, 2016

Let's Get Web Smart! 

Web smarts safety

We rely on the Web to help us get things done such as online shopping, researching a topic, or completing school work. While it's easy to access information, it can be difficult to find credible and reliable content. This week we've gathered-up some resources to help students learn to separate the "good" from the "not-so-good."

Digital literacy

Digital Literacy
Digital literacy has become increasingly important in the classroom and beyond. PBS LearningMedia provides a treasure trove of resources and multimedia to boost teaching and learning in the digital age. (Grades K-12)  

Web Smarts Thinkport

Web Smarts
When students are relying on the web to start or finish a school project, it's important that they find and use credible information. MPT's interactive website Web Smarts helps students learn when to trust a source and when to avoid it all together. (Grades 6-12)

Additional Activity:
Researching With Reliable Web Sources

In this module from MPT, students learn essential skills needed to research a topic.

Common sense media

How to Choose Educational Apps, Games and Websites
It can be tricky to sift through apps and web tools to determine which has the most learning potential. Common Sense Media provides help and guidance for evaluating apps, including information about what’s appropriate at different age levels.  

Cyberbullying gov

Cyberbullying happens when kids bully each other through electronic technology. Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens.


Digital Citizenship Games
Sometimes the best way to learn is to play! Help children and students learn about online safety and how to best navigate in Cyberspace using fun games and entertaining storylines as the foundation for learning.

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