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Lesson Plan for Media Literacy Week
Held in conjunction with UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Week, US Media Literacy Week (October 24–28) will celebrate one of the five components of media literacy’s definition of the day: Access (October 24), Analyze (October 25), Evaluate (October 26), Create (October 27), and Act (October 28).
CyberStart America Game Challenge
CyberStart America gives students in grades 9–12 free access to the world-renowned CyberStart game, in which students will tackle four unique bases, each focusing on offensive and defensive cybersecurity disciplines.
Guidelines for Integrating Tech into Lessons
Developed by a professor at University of Michigan, School of Education, the Triple E Framework addresses the desire of K–12 educators to bridge research on education technologies and teaching practice in the classroom. Research points out that effective technology integration begins with good instructional strategies.