Digital literacy resources for parents, teachers and students

June 24, 2014 


A quirky, curiosity Sequoia Middle School teacher Chris Fuge uses in his class, a glass head with a light bulb, scribbled with mathematical formulations, that he will turn on during class discussions to signify a good idea.


BBC WebWise: A comprehensive guide for computer and Internet beginners.

Center for Digital Education: National research institute that analyzes the newest technology trends.

Edutopia: Guide for parents looking to navigate the digital and social media worlds their children grew up in.

Federal Trade Commission: Get free information about how to protect yourself and your children's information online.

PBS: Online webinars for parents and teachers on digital literacy.

A selection of digital learning programs

Khan Academy: Free online classes in math, science, humanities and computer programming for students, teachers, principals and adults.

Lexia Learning: Interactive reading skill program for students in kindergarten to fifth grade. Free download available online.

Microsoft DreamSpark: Free online software and development tools for students and teachers.

OpenStax: Open source learning material for students in elementary school through college.

PBS Kids: Free online learning games for young children.

Tools for teachers

California School Library Association: Free interactive web tutorials for teachers and school librarians looking to use blogs, podcasts and other interactive tools in the classroom.

Digital California Project: The state-funded project provides K-12 schools with a statewide, education-focused network.

Edmodo: Includes a classroom collaboration site for students and teachers.

Google for Education: Online productivity and collaboration tools for teachers and students.

Moodle: Open source course management software for teachers.

Prezi: Free presentation platform for students and teachers.

TED Ed: Free video lessons from the experts. Teachers can use the lessons or create their own.

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