Information Literacy

Information Literacy

In this age of journalistic hyperbole, information literacy is more important than ever. The internet is at once an echo chamber and hall of mirrors, where news is amplified to distortion and twisted into kinks. Without the necessary skills to parse facts,…

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Yellow App is Popular and Risky

Yellow App is Popular and Risky

Yellow app is popular and risky. It’s a free meeting app that has been described as ‘Snapchat meets Tinder’ and ‘Tinder for teens’. Although Tinder is a dating or hook-up app for over eighteens, Yellow says it is about “making…

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Lessons from a Media Fast

Lessons from a Media Fast

What could Year 5 students learn on a week-long media fast? Lots! The students gave up all technology—computers, tablets, TV, and even radio—to practise monitoring screen-time and to raise funds for a school and orphanage in Uganda. Each of the three…

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Little Kids, Screen Time and Cybersafety

Little Kids, Screen Time and Cybersafety

It’s never too soon to start training children to manage screen time. Picture book The Fabulous Friend Machine is the perfect opener for a discussion with your young kids about screen time and cybersafety. Australian author/illustrator Nick Bland tackles these serious topics with lots…

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