Cyber Florida and New America have launched CyberCitzenshipEducation.org, a free online portal that contains 100 resources for teaching K-12 students about misinformation, disinformation, social media platforms, and other related topics. The hub, which launched on August 16, offers lesson plans, games, instructional materials, and other resources to help not only K-12 teachers, but also librarians, instructional technologists, and others seeking instructional materials to help students develop resilience to misinformation and disinformation.
This new hub was created in part of the Cyber Citizenship Education Initiative, a partnership among Cyber Florida, the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, New America, and the National Association for Media Literacy Education to help educate and prepare future voters to be responsible, cyber-savvy citizens. Since its inception, the project has focused on supporting educators in PreK-12 schools to arm students with “cyber citizenship” skills, skills at the intersection of media literacy, civics and citizenship, and cybersecurity awareness. While the hub is currently hosted by OERCommons, a custom platform is under construction that will launch later this year.
Learn more about this initiative on our Cyber Citizenship Education page.