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National Action Civics Collaborative: Action Civics Toolbox

The National Action Civics Collaborative (NACC) is an expanding network of practitioners and researchers whose mission is to implement Action Civics i...

Campaign for Afterschool Toolkit

presented by: Afterschool Alliance

Election season presents an important opportunity to put afterschool on the radar of policy makers and the public in a visible and meaningful way. Dur...

It’s Elementary! Writing letters to the next president in the primary grades

presented by: National Writing Project

You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. When I was the counselor at a small, elementary school in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Phila...

The News Literacy Project’s checkology™ E-Learning Platform

The News Literacy Project launched its new and exciting checkology™ e-learning platform on May 2, 2016. Simply register to get access to the platf...

NWP College-Ready Writers Program

presented by: National Writing Project

The central goal of the College-­Ready Writers Program (CRWP) is to help students become skilled at writing arguments from nonfiction sources. The pr...

Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder: Resources for Letters to the Next President 2.0

The Lesson Builder allows any educator to create a lesson around Pulitzer Center journalism and is a simple, shareable way to bring the world to your ...

Voices of the Future

presented by: National Speech & Debate Association

Voices of the Future, a program developed by the National Speech & Debate Association, is designed to encourage student involvement in democratic ...

iCivics Drafting Board

Drafting Board, and online tool from iCivics, walks students through the process of writing an argumentative essay, showing them how to understand an ...

24 Tools for Digital Art and Music Creation | Mix It Up

Librarians Stacy Dillon and Amy Laughlin recommend free or inexpensive apps and websites that support young people in creating, remixing, and experi...

Youth Radio DIY Toolkit: How To Make An Infographic

presented by: Youth Radio

This step-by-step tutorial guides learners through the process of identifying a body of data to visualize and then creating an infographic that will b...

Break-a-thon in a Box

presented by: Lamp

The LAMP’s acclaimed Break-a-thon events are perfect introductions for youth about how, why, and for whom media are made—and now you can host ...

The Student Bill of Rights

presented by: Student Voice

The Student Bill of Rights is a project of Student Voice, a for-students-by-students nonprofit organization spearheading a social movement to integrat...

Berkman Center for Internet and Society: Digital Literacy Resource Platform

The Digital Literacy Resource Platform, developed by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, is an evolving collection of t...

Hypothes.is Annotation Tool: Welcome Educators!

presented by: Hypothes.is

A collection of resources to support teaching web literacy as well as reading, writing, and participating on the Internet through the annotation of on...

Lamplit: A Guide to Understanding News and Making Good Choices

presented by: Lamp

This LAMPLit is a guide to the news: what news is; where it can be found; how it is produced in different media (print, TV, the Internet, etc.), how i...

MAPP: Digital Media Toolkit

For those wanting to strengthen their media making skills, these short tutorials from the Media Arts + Practice Division at the University of Southern...

KQED Education: Digital Tools

presented by: KQED

This series of short video tutorials from KQED about using digital media making tools covers everything from Soundcloud to Vine to Pixlr

PBS LearningMedia: Election Central 2016

At Election Central 2016, teachers will find tools, resources and creative solutions to educate students on the various facets of the political proces...

KQED Education: Media Making Toolkit

presented by: KQED

In this toolkit from KQED, you’ll find a collection of instructions, videos, worksheets and rubrics for implementing media-making projects with stud...

BAVC: Youth Media Distribution Toolkit

presented by: BAVC

This toolkit from the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) contains information about the distribution of youth media, including knowledge and expertise fr...

iCivics

iCivics is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources. Founded and led b...

MediaBreaker Video Editor

presented by: Lamp

MediaBreaker is a video editor which enables you to remix – or break – a variety of media, such as commercials, news clips, music videos and more....

Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy EDU (iOS)

Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy EDU is an engaging futuristic adventure game for iOS tablets. Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the gam...

Mozilla: Tools to Teach and Learn the Web

presented by: Mozilla Foundation

These tools from Mozilla are free and open source, and can be used in a variety of ways to teach learners how to read, write, and participate on the W...

Common Sense Media: Digital Citizenship Scope & Sequence

Use Common Sense Media’s Scope & Sequence tool to find age-appropriate lessons that address digital literacy and citizenship topics for your cla...