Digital Literacy

Digital Lives Matter at the Town School Library

In the Fall of 2012, the Town School Library built out a K - 8 Digital Literacy Curriculum, initially adapted from Common Sense Media, in order to help students navigate their digital lives.

Since then, Town has been approved as a Common Sense School for four years running, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. Julie Alonso and Kim Stuart, Town School Librarians, have also been recognized as Common Sense Educators. These acknowledgements demonstrate our school's commitment to creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship.

UPCOMING DIGITAL LITERACY EVENTS

ParentTalk_MentalHealth_KDBS.pdf

COMMON SENSE TIP OF THE WEEK

Great Gifts and Holiday Happiness

The holidays often mean you're home together with gifts in the mix, so how should you spend your time and money where media is concerned?

If you're gearing up to buy some great gifts but aren't sure where to start, books and games are often a safe bet. You can choose some books your tween or teen might love, or you can consider a gaming console you'll all enjoy. To get in the holiday spirit, there are plenty of movies for the whole family, including little kids and those who want something more offbeat. And when you've had your fill of holiday-related media, check out these family-friendly movies from the past year to enjoy your time together.


DIGITAL LITERACY RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

K-8 Overview Digital Literacy Lessons
Thinking About Digital Lives: Prof Growth 3/28/18 and 3/29/18
Library and Educational Technology Skills Matrix
Day 1 - Teaching Kids in Post-Truth World Professional Growth
Upper School Research Expectations for Teachers
Day 2 - Teaching Kids in Post-Truth World Professional Growth