Helping Students Achieve Information and Media Literacy
During the school year, COVID-19 necessitated a shift to digital learning with various degrees of success. Some districts were early adapters, while others continue to work toward digital literacy in the classroom. Because of this, the U.S. federal government ushered in unprecedented federal funding to districts and schools. Combined with implementations of new digital resources and tools for development, more educators are beginning to look beyond the crisis, exploring opportunities to foster new growth. Not surprisingly, before the pandemic 67 percent of school districts relied on print as a resource for at least half of their instructional materials1. Among the districts that have successfully made the shift to digital learning, many are benefiting from a robust library of resources the Gale In Context: For Educators resource provides.
Also top of mind for teachers is the need to update digital curriculum to prepare students for the jobs of the future. Overwhelmingly, employers surveyed felt that their new employees lacked the significant communication, collaboration, and critical thinking needed to successfully perform their work1. What can be done to bridge the gap between information, media literacy, and achievement, both in and out of the classroom? To learn more about the study, including causes for the achievement gaps and what educators have to say, and more, read on.
You’ll also discover how educational databases are helping teachers and librarians help their students to achieve information and media literacy through effective and meaningful research.