Category Archives: digital literacy

Better Practices for Reporting on Extremists, Antagonists, and Manipulators Online


This is a long report, but I recommend you take the time out to read it.

Information Disorder: The Essential Glossary

Produced by Claire Wardle with research by: Grace Greason, Joe Kerwin, Nic Dias and published in July 2018 this is a useful tool for teaching information literacy.

Engaging teens with reading


The National Library of New Zealand has an amazing array of tools that you can use to engage teens with reading. Please explore their website here, if you’re an Educator, Librarian, Parent or interested in helping our next generations become literate.


Adding Learning Theories to My Information Literacy Teaching Kete

If you’re working in the Librarian field, and needing help with Evidence Based Practice in the Librarian field then look no further than this great post on Adding Learning Theories to My Information Literacy Teaching Kete.


Censorship Leaves us in the Dark

For tools and great resources go to Banned Books Week.

Fake News Tool to develop Digital Literacy

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I wanted to share with you Bad News. “In this game developed by DROG, a Netherlands-based organization aimed at fighting misinformation, users play the role of a fake news writer. The goal: Get as many followers as you can while building up bogus credibility. You lose if you tell “obvious lies or disappoint your supporters.”

I had a great deal of fun, unleashing the nefarious side to my personality onto the unsuspecting fake folk. Along the way I learnt a few things too.


Along came the Digital Divide

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I’ve often blogged about the digital divide from Bridging the Digital Divide  to talking about the digital divide on campuses. I can’t stress enough that this is a central issue to our society. As information becomes the commodity of success, more and more people will be left behind if we don’t address fundamental issues of equitable access.

Access issues are happening everywhere in our world, and this report from the ABC News from Tasmania highlights yet again the failure of successive governments to rectify this situation.

Bridging the Digital Divide

This great article written by Jaime Eastman, gives us practical advice on what we can do to alleviate the great elephant in the room, the two tiers of information availability.

I see it every day – those who can afford to be connected, and those who can’t. The ones who aren’t able to afford the smart phone, or watch or ipad, the members of our society who are being left behind in the great rush to become digital natives.


Using Comics to teach Literacy

A great interview with Tim Smyth, proponent of Graphic Novels in the Classroom led me to his website which has a fantastic array of tools to help promote this genre.

Finland is winning the Information Wars

This is a heartwarming, at least to me the Librarian, tale, that shows how one country can fight fake news, raise literacy standards and create generations of critical thinkers: Finland is winning the war on disinformation.


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