Are Your Students Digitally Literate? 10 Resources by @ShellTerrell

Get your students to evaluate online material.

By Shelly Terrell

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Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category

A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. ~ Robert S McNamara

Our learners live in a connected world where technology impacts their lives daily. Our students often dedicate many hours to communicating, sharing, and learning online. It’s the main way they learn and they receive a surplus of information. Sadly, few reflect on the value or validity of that information. We need to teach our students to have a critical eye when navigating the web. Below are a few ideas and resources to help you teach your learners about digital literacy.


Get your students to evaluate online material.

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About @shellterrell

@shellterrell Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. She has co-founded and organized the acclaimed educational projects, Edchat, the Elton nominated ELTChat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the ELTON nominated Virtual Round Table language and technology conference. Her prolific presence in the educator community through social media has been recognized by several notable entities, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, UNESCO Bangkok, Edweek, Converge Magazine, the United Federation of Teachers, the 140 Conference, Mashable, Smart Blogs, and T/H/E JOURNAL. Visit her award winning blog, Teacher Reboot Camp, for resources for effective technology integration. Keep an eye out for her book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Eye on Education. Find her on Twitter, @ShellTerrell where she is connected to over 27,000 educators. Shelly holds an Honours BA in English and a minor in Communication with a specialization in Electronic Media from the University of Texas in San Antonio, an Honours MA in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from CELT Athens in Greece. She has taught in various countries including the US, Germany, and Greece and trained teachers face to face and online in 100 countries. She has also acted as a consultant for the British Council in Thailand, Cultura Inglesa in Brazil, the ITDI organization in Japan, the British Council in Israel, and various other organizations worldwide. Currently, she was recognized as one of the top 20 educators in social media by The Bammy Awards.


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