As Bad Information Spreads, Florida Schools Seek To Teach 'Digital Literacy'

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March 30, 2021

Lisa Guernsey was quoted in NPR about the Cyber Citizenship Initiative's role in combatting disinformation and misinformation by supplying educators with classroom resources.

Another key partner in this project is New America. The Washington think tank is curating dozens of the most promising online tools and building a site designed to be user-friendly for teachers, parents and school systems nationwide.

"What we want to do with this project is create a one stop-shop, a searchable database," said Lisa Guernsey, head of the Teaching, Learning, & Tech program at New America. "We're designing it for Florida educators first. But from the beginning, we'll also make sure it's open to all educators across the country."

New America plans to have this portal up on its website by summer. Teachers and school districts could search for the material that best suits their needs, Guernsey said.

"Sometimes a teacher may just want to help students understand what deep fakes are," she said. "In other cases, a teacher may want to spend several weeks talking about what it means to verify sources."

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