Media Literacy Week
Media Literacy Week with Media Smarts October 24th – 28th is Media Literacy Week (MLW), an annual event promoting digital media literacy across Canada, taking place each October. Schools, libraries, museums and community groups organize events and activities throughout the week. Learn more.
National Indigenous History Month
National Indigenous History Month On-Core has updated the collections for National Indigenous History Month (June) and National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21). Visit the Ed_Tech_Resources Sakai Site, and navigate to the Web Resources page where you can find login info for this instructional resource (On-Core) and more! Once you’ve logged in, check out the National Indigenous History Month resources. In […]
My Voice is Louder Than Hate
My Voice is Louder Than Hate My Voice is Louder Than Hate is a multimedia lesson resource designed to empower students in Grades 9 to 12 to push back against hate and prejudice in their online communities. Over the course of this program, students will: learn how to push back when they encounter hate or […]
Podcast Project Seeks to Keep Endangered Indigenous Languages Alive
Podcast Project Seeks to Keep Endangered Indigenous Languages Alive Podcasts about ‘living in the language, laughing in the language and even loving in the language’: supervisor A new series of podcasts from a project by the First Nations University of Canada and community members aims to revitalize languages that are at risk of extinction. Learn […]
Educational Resources for Earth Day
Educational Resources for Earth Day April 22 is Earth Day, a yearly event meant to raising awareness about the environment and how to protect it. But the truth is, every day must be Earth Day if we plan on a brighter future. Curated by the National Film Board of Canada, here are a selection of films […]
STEAM-3D Maker Lab!
The STEAM-3D Maker Lab is where Dr. Janette Hughes, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Pedagogy, and her research team: Develop and evaluate constructionist “production pedagogies” that work to build students’ ‘performative’ competencies in digital literacies, and investigate whether and how they promote civic engagement, service learning, and social justice particularly among marginalized students; Observe […]
#ForYou: A Game About Algorithms
#ForYou: A Game About Algorithms #ForYou is a card-based pattern-matching game that helps youth aged 13 to 18 understand the role that algorithms play in their online and offline lives, and the value of their personal information to companies that use those algorithms. Learn more.
The People’s Choice
At the stroke of noon on February 15, 1965, Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag was raised for the very first time on Parliament Hill. On the same day in 1996, National Flag of Canada Day was declared. Our national flag is a symbol that unites Canadians and reflects the common values we take […]
Young Canadians Pushing Back Against Hate Online
MediaSmarts conducted a survey of 1,000 youth ages 12 to 16 years old to better understand their attitudes and experiences with casual prejudice online; specifically, the motivations and external factors that influence their decisions whether or not to intervene. Study results uncover that youth experiences with online casual prejudice are common yet many youth do […]