There is a wealth of online resources that teachers can use to help their learners develop digital literacy skills. Often, the biggest challenge is finding, evaluating, and then organizing them for instruction. This presentation will introduce participants to 1) a free website template, called a digital homeroom, that teachers can stock with links to instructional websites, and 2) a rubric to help evaluate online resources. The website’s design is based on findings from two related research studies that show how important clean design and culturally relevant resources are for supporting digital literacy instruction.
The presentation will provide strategies for using the website in classroom instruction or for independent work. Finally, options for customizing the website will be offered.