Global Citizenship with Digital Media

“Education must be not only a transmission of culture but also a provider of alternative views of the world and a strengthener of skills to explore them.”

–Jerome S. Bruner

Discovery Education is an awesome FREE resource available to teachers that will support digital literacy in their classroom. From streaming videos to interactive boards, teachers can use many engaging tools to develop student digital citizenship skills with lessons on different cultures, events, and global issues.

According to the IDEAS for Global Citizenship website: “To be effective Global Citizens, young people need to be flexible, creative, and proactive. They need to be able to solve problems, make decisions, think critically, communicate ideas effectively, and work well within teams and groups. These skills and attributes are increasingly recognized as being essential to succeed in other areas of 21st century life, too, including many workplaces. These skills and qualities cannot be developed without the use of active learning methods through which pupils learn by doing and by collaborating with others.” 

Learn more and get started developing global citizens in your classroom today with the following resources:

IDEAS for Global Citizenship website 

Discovery Education Global Citizenship Handout

For more information on how you can support digital literacy in your classroom check out our Cobb Digital Citizenship Website and see your local TTIS.

 

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