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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! 

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

Here’s an idea: Instead of wringing our hands over the fact that Millennials and Gen Z like TikTok as a research tool, let’s update our #infolit efforts to include the devices and platforms our students use most to access information. Not sure how to get started? Out free Developing Digital ...Detectives book club can help!

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

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

Most checklist/mnemonic approaches to information literacy predate social media and smart phones. Our kids deserve better. Our democracy depends on us doing better. Let’s get started!

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

Spending my 51st birthday on a nonstop to NYC for the Learning And The Brain conference where I’ll be sharing the essential overlap between Social-Emotional Learning #sel and Information Literacy. I’m excited for the 4 hour workshop I’m leading but even more excited to see cbethm tomorrow for... Broadway, bookstores and BIG fun!

PS: To those who know that I recently gave up coffee (it’s been 24 days but who’s counting?!?) that mug is full of an herbal tea, which I am trying, but failing, to enjoy. ☕️🫖

#luckylibrarian #digitaldetectivesquad #twitter #informationliteracy #medialiteracy #newsliteracy #socialemotionallearning #teachersofinstagram #librariansofinstagram

#DigitalDetectivesCountdown: Day 15

Did you know that recent studies have revealed that many kids and teens view memes as lighthouses in the information ocean - guiding them to topics that need further exploration?

And…

Did you know that memes have been adopted as a ...favorite marketing and recruitment tool for hate groups?

And...

Did you know that several of the top grossing accounts on Instagram are "meme accounts" with both followers and ad revenue that number in the millions?

When we dismiss these bite-sized chunks of content as not being legitimate sources of information, we send the message to our learners that they do not need to be scrutinized, which couldn't be further from the truth!

Helping learners evaluate memes for credibility is a focus of several mini lessons and unit plans in Developing Digital Detectives. In the meantime, this article and activity from Scholastic Jr can help get your kiddos thinking about how best to evaluate these ubiquitous information appetizers!

Pre-order Developing Digital Detectives today: http://iste.org/DigDetectives Available 9/28. We can’t wait for you to join our #digitaldetectivesquad

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#news #newsliteracy #socialstudies #history #media #medialiteracy #informationliteracy #infolit #sel #teachers #teaching #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #libraries #librarians #librariansofinstagram #memes