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View Resource Civic Online Reasoning

The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) has crafted this collection of Civic Online Reasoning assessments intended to help students and the generally curious learn to critically evaluate and "judge the credibility of digital information about social and political issues." These resources address many types of digital spaces where people are likely to encounter assertions that warrant careful...

View Resource IRL: Online Life is Real Life

As the podcast IRL points out, "Our online life is real life. We walk, talk, work, LOL and even love on the Internet but we don't always treat it like real life." Since occurrences and interactions online can frequently have real-world effects, this disconnect is worth pondering, and this is exactly the issue that IRL addresses. Currently in its fifth season, IRL was created by Firefox, and it is...

View Resource Be Internet Awesome

Launched in 2017, Be Internet Awesome is an initiative from Google that "teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence." Upon arriving on the site, visitors can watch a two-minute video that briefly introduces the program before exploring its resources. A good place to start is Interland, an immersive web experience with four...

View Resource Common Sense Education: Digital Citizenship

From the nonprofit organization Common Sense comes this collection of K-12 lesson plans focused on digital citizenship. Originally released in 2010 and updated as of August 2019, this curriculum is "designed to empower students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world," which are important skills for any internet user of the 21st century. The lessons...

View Resource Harry Ransom Center: Stanley B. Burns, MD Tintypes Collection

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center (HRC) has a wealth of collections related to the history of photography, many of which are now available online, including the Stanley B. Burns, MD Tintypes Collection. Dr. Stanley B. Burns, who donated the collection to HRC, is a New York City ophthalmologist who began collecting historical photographs in 1975 and established the Burns...