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Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone

Great selection of books in today’s re-blog :-)

Nerdy Book Club

According to Common Sense Media, children spend an average of six hours a day with media while teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day with media. With screen time at an all time high, it is important educators tackle digital literacy topics within their curriculum such as balancing time off and online, standing up to cyberbullies, and making safe choices on the web. Using picture books as conversation starters in the classroom can enforce safe online habits and encourage students to maintain a balanced media diet.


Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd

This parody of a classic picture book hit the shelves over 60 years after its predecessor was published and televisions were making their way into households. The creatures in the book say goodnight to their Facebook, cell phones, and videos instead of mittens, mush, and socks. Comparing and contrasting Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown with this…

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