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Exercise your ears and sharpen your brain with The Mind Online, hosted by Teaching Tolerance Senior Editor Monita Bell. Through conversations with teachers, librarians, scholars and reporters, Monita explores the critical aspects of digital literacy that shape how we create and consume content online. Discover what educators and students alike need to know—and how we can all become safer, better informed digital citizens.

Exercise your ears and sharpen your brain with The Mind Online, hosted by Teaching Tolerance Senior Editor Monita Bell. Through conversations with teachers, librarians, scholars and reporters, Monita explores the critical aspects of digital literacy that shape how we create and consume content online. Discover what educators and students alike need to know—and how we can all become safer, better informed digital citizens.
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Exercise your ears and sharpen your brain with The Mind Online, hosted by Teaching Tolerance Senior Editor Monita Bell. Through conversations with teachers, librarians, scholars and reporters, Monita explores the critical aspects of digital literacy that shape how we create and consume content online. Discover what educators and students alike need to know—and how we can all become safer, better informed digital citizens.

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Episodes

Librarians: Digital Literacy Experts

3/29/2019
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Too many schools don’t have librarians, but if yours does and you're not tapping their expertise to teach digital literacy, you're making a big mistake. Librarians Julia Torres and Lois Parker-Hennion explain why you need them.

Duration:00:45:09

Coming Soon: The Ins & Outs of Social Media (and more)

1/22/2019
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New episodes are on the way soon. While we're taking a short winter break, get a sneak peek at what's coming up while you catch up with the rest of our family of podcasts.

Duration:00:03:49

Media Manipulation

12/9/2018
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This isn’t partisan; it’s true—hateful ideas from the far right are increasingly becoming mainstream, and they’re spreading via the internet and digital media. Will Sommer and Melissa Ryan explain how it’s happening.

Duration:00:42:40

Digital Literacy and Youth Civic Engagement

11/29/2018
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Social media sometimes reveals the worst of humanity. But we also see people – especially youth – using it for necessary change. Erica Hodgin and Joe Kahne talk empowerment and civic engagement through digital media.

Duration:00:43:55

Digital Literacy in the Classroom

11/21/2018
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Think “digital natives” don’t need digital guidance? Think again. Researchers Sam Wineburg and educator Rafranz Davis bust that myth and discuss ways to help students exercise their power.

Duration:01:08:05

Bonus: Roots of Digital Literacy

11/7/2018
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Where did media literacy even come from, and how are its original aims relevant today? Tessa Jolls, president of the pioneering Center for Media Literacy, breaks it all down in this special episode.

Duration:00:14:46

Did You Google It?

11/6/2018
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Search results aren’t neutral. Sometimes they can lead us to misleading and even hateful parts of the internet. Safiya Noble and Heidi Beirich explain how this happens and what we can do about it.

Duration:01:18:33

Understanding Cognitive Bias

11/6/2018
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Ever get fooled online? It might be because of the way your brain works. Professors Steven Sloman and Lisa Fazio describe cognitive biases and give advice to help students recognize and overcome common errors.

Duration:00:45:09

The Digital Literacy Universe

11/6/2018
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Digital citizens need digital literacy. But what does this mean, and how is it different from traditional media literacy? Experts Matthew Johnson and Shana White map the landscape and give critical advice to teachers.

Duration:01:07:24