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.


Bundle Up With Some Books

As we snuggle firmly into an autumn like no other, it's a great time to take some refuge in reading. From family read-alouds to no-nonsense novels, there are reading opportunities for everyone.

Check out what's new and fresh for little kids and tweens, especially if you have a voracious reader on your hands. But don't leave your teen out, because there are plenty of YA books published this year that will keep them engrossed. Sometimes it's fun to listen to a book while you're doing other things—or listen together! And if you're looking for enriching screen experiences, these book apps have more to offer than a match-three game. No matter the form or even the willingness level of a reluctant reader, finding refuge in a great book is one strategy to use right now.

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