Stefanie Green
English Language Arts, Reading Informational Text
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High School
Civic Online Reasoning, Digital Citizenship, Digital Literacy, Disinformation, Fake News, NE ELA, School Library, civic-online-reasoning, digital-citizenship, digital-literacy, disinformation, fake-news, ne-ela, school-library
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Test Your Digital Literacy

Test Your Digital Literacy


This digital literacy lesson plan was created by Stefanie Green as part of the 2020 NDE ELA OER Project. The attached Digital Literacy plan is designed for students in grades 9-12 and could be implemented in an English class or taught by a school librarian. The lesson will take approximately 45 minutes. View the interactive hyperdoc here:; 

© HyperDocs  Remixed by @CrystalDawnEd; Remixed by Stefanie Green

Test Your Digital Literacy: Can you think like a verification expert or will you be deceived?

Please view the interactive hyperdoc lesson here:
*The lesson is designed to be shared with students digitally so they can interact with the content and respond to the questions individually or in pairs. 

Nebraska ELA Standards:
LA 12.4.1.a Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information from print and digital resources to create new understandings and defend conclusions.
LA 12.4.2.a Practice safe and ethical behaviors when communicating and interacting with others digitally (e.g., safe information to share, appropriate language use, utilize appropriate sites and materials, respect diverse perspectives).

Daily Objective: Students will be able to utilize online tools and verification strategies to determine the credibility of digital content.

Essential Question: How can I make sure that I'm not deceived by false information? What skills are needed to be a verification expert?

Time Required: 45 minutes

Materials Needed: One-to-One technology for students; Hyperdoc ( shared with students to have individual editing privileges (most likely through through Canvas, Schoology, or Google Classroom). 

**In the Apply section, teachers will need to create a Padlet for their students to share their responses. A low-tech alternative would be to have students write their "Truth is" statement on a sticky note and place it on the white board.