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Chapter 6: The Digital Detective Squad

Digital Detective - by Jarrett Lerner

Jarrett Lerner created his vision of what a Digital Detective is after working with us for nearly a year – creating the “Finish The Comic” activities featured in chapters 1-4!

Share Your Digital Detectives!

In Chapter 6, we shared a pre/and post-assessment idea in which Digital Detectives demonstrate learning by illustrating all the things that a Digital Detective does! You can read more about this activity in Chapter 6. Then, when you are ready, share your learners’ masterpieces with our #digitaldetectivesquad by using the forms* below:

*Be sure to read all question descriptions carefully.

Show Us Your Badge(s)!

Are your Digital Detectives ready to join the squad and begin their work as busters of mis-, dis- and mal- information throughout the world? If so, we’ve created two badge options that can be printed and laminated for kids to use as book marks, stickers or even an actual ID badge! We’d love to see pics of your badge sporting detectives (using the #DigitalDetectiveSquad hashtag) – but only if you’ve got permission to share them!

Badge #1: PDFPNG

Badge #2: PDFPNG

More Information Literacy Books For Digital Detectives (of all ages!)

[Decorative Image] Chapter 6 Bookshelf

In Chapter 6, we promised to share a book list of other books that may be useful in helping your learners develop the attributes and dispositions necessary to be a Digital Detective. The books on this shelf either focus explicitly on Information Literacy or may be useful in teaching one of the four lenses. Because new books are being published all the time, we’re using Goodreads as a way to keep our list updated. The link below will take you to the Goodreads shelf for this chapter! Be sure to share your favorite books for this purpose on social media using the hashtag #digitaldetectivesquad. Together we can build an overflowing bookshelf of titles to help today’s learners become experts at discerning what can and what can’t be trusted online!

Join our #DigitalDetectiveSquad!

By using the hashtag #DigitalDetectiveSquad on social media, you can join the conversation, stay aware of updates to the evidence locker and, most importantly, become part of a community of educators who are dedicated to the work of helping to develop digital detectives! Don’t forget to add a pin to our #DigitalDetectiveSquad map! 

Y'all! Developing Digital Detectives was published 1 yearr ago today! To celebrate, over on Twitter, I'm giving away 1 hour of (virtual) information literacy professional development for you and up to 50 of your colleagues. Check my post there for information about how to enter the ...drawing.

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported our work over the last year - it means the world to us!

#librariansofinstagram #happybookbirthday #teachersofinstagram #library #librarian #news #newsliteracy #infolit #informationliteracy #media #medialit #medialiteracy #digcit #digitaldetectivesquad

If the purpose of #bannedbooksweek is to inform our communities that censorship exists, to share current data about book censorship and to sell ALA memberships, then the program has succeeded.

If, however, the purpose of one of ALA’s largest marketing campaigns is to actually affect our... communities’ support of intellectual freedom, libraries and representation that uplifts marginalized voices, then success is not the word I would choose.

I continue to hope this program will evolve to do the work our readers deserve and that our communities desperately need. It’s time for americanlibraryassociation to reframe #BannedBooksWeek as an #informationliteracy program that empowers communities to fight the mis-,dis- and mal- information that fuels #censorship.

bit.ly/SLC_bannedbooksweek
(link also in bio)

#librariansofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #library #librarian #news #newsliteracy #infolit #informationliteracy #media #medialit #medialiteracy #digcit #digitaldetectivesquad

Tonight was the kick off of a year long Digital Innovation Initiative focusing on information/news/digital literacy in the very district where I graduated from high school (a long time ago). Being asked to help lead this work and support teams from across the district is kind of a trip. Giving the ...opening keynote in a building that is now the district office, but was once (when I was a kid) the local news paper, is kind of poetic. Sometimes life is pretty cool.

#luckylibrarian #digitaldetectivesquad

What’s happening to #librarians and #teachers, who simply want to do their jobs by connecting readers w/books, is rooted in MIS, DIS and MALinformation. If we don’t connect #BannedBooksWeek with #informationliteracy this year forward, we’ve missed the point.

Read full article here: ...➡️ bit.ly/SLC_bannedbooksweek
(link is also in my bio)

#librariansofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #library #librarian #news #newsliteracy #infolit #informationliteracy #media #medialit #medialiteracy #digcit #digitaldetectivesquad

Most people see false/manipulated content online as a big problem, but believe a) they are immune to it and b) people on “the other side” are primarily responsible for it. This phenomenon is known as the Dunning-Krueger Effect and creators of “fake news” count on it. It’s also just one of... the many reasons that Darren and I focus our #informationliteracy efforts on human behavior instead of technology or even the content itself.

Technology changes constantly. The way we share and consume information evolves at a breakneck pace. But human behavior is remarkably predictable.

This is a new way of thinking about news/media literacy and we think it’s what’s missing from traditional approaches. We hope you’ll join us:

Sign up ➡️ bit.ly/DDDbookclub
FAQs ➡️ bit.ly/DDDbookclub_FAQs
(links are also in my bio!)

⭐️ Please help us spread the word! ⭐️

#digitaldetectivesquad #medialit #medialiteracy #news #newsliteracy #digcit #digitalcitizenship #memes
#misinformation #fakenews #informationliteracy #infolit
#librariansofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers

#BannedBooksWeek is one of library world’s most successful marketing campaigns. But has all that yellow caution tape been successful in helping us defend the rights of readers?

Spoiler alert: No! (But all is not lost.)

Read more here: ➡️ bit.ly/SLC_bannedbooksweek
(link... is also in my bio)

#librariansofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #library #librarian #news #newsliteracy #infolit #informationliteracy #media #medialit #medialiteracy #digcit #censorship #bannedbooks #digitaldetectivesquad

We wrote Developing Digital Detectives because Darren and I believe this is the most important work we can be doing right now. That's also why we update the Evidence Locker (our book's digital resource repository) on a constant and publish a monthly newsletter (all for free)!

We... believe that helping learners discern what can and can't be trusted in the information they consume (and in the spaces and on the platforms where they actually consume/create it!) is the work of our time. But we can't do it alone.

Which is why we're offering another FREE #digitaldetectivesquad bookclub this fall. We hope you'll join us AND that you'll help us spread the word!

Sign up ➡️ bit.ly/DDDbookclub
FAQs ➡️ bit.ly/DDDbookclub_FAQs
(links are also in my bio!)

#digitaldetectivesquad #medialit #medialiteracy #news #newsliteracy #digcit #digitalcitizenship
#misinformation #fakenews #informationliteracy #infolit
#librariansofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers

Unpopular opinion: it’s (long past) time to rethink #bannedbooksweek.

Thanks to School Library Connection for letting me share my thoughts on “our most popular marketing campaign.”

Read here: ➡️ bit.ly/SLC_bannedbooksweek
(link is also in my bio)

...#librariansofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #library #librarian #news #newsliteracy #infolit #informationliteracy #media #medialit #medialiteracy #digcit #digitaldetectivesquad

Here we are! Almost all of our OSD Teacher-Librarians in one room! It’s been awhile, since 2020. The time tonight flew by - we worked on an updated scope and sequence, we discussed future adventures with Developing Digital Detectives, we ate, we LAUGHED! And the elementary librarians were ...thrilled and honored to be gifted with This is a School by mrschureads from the author himself and the lovely jennlagarde (we are all very impressed with the ribbons💛) ! Thankyou both so very much!

olympiaschooldistrict #geslibrary #garfieldes #readerleaders #digitaldetectivesquad #thisisaschool