Our curriculum moves teens from users to creators, defining the digital landscape and its uses and harms. Through 12 educational posters and short video explainers, we empower young people to engage in digital spaces on their terms.
From User to Creator Topics How the Internet Works Your Digital Footprint Your Digital Identity Lifestreaming: Teen/Influencer Culture Surveillance/Big Brother Digital Harm & Your Devices Connection on the Web Situational Awareness Anonymity, Identity, Authenticity Check Your Sources Measuring Success on the Web A Culture of Digital Safety
Dr. Michelle Ferrier, curriculum developer/instructional designer is the founder of TrollBusters and a professor of journalism and digital media. She is an award-winning educator, journalist, and technologist, with research into online communities, digital marketing and online education. She has created digital resilience and safety curricula for journalists and students. She holds a Ph.D. in Texts and Technology from the University of Central Florida. She works with a gifted team with big hearts digitally distributed around the world, including Ruby Winter, research associate with TrollBusters and Barton James Christner, director of online education for TrollBusters.
Introducing Carlotta Cataldi, Graphic Recorder
“I am so pleased to have found Carlotta Cataldi as the graphic recorder for our Generation Zeitgeist project. I was seeking someone who was able to take big, abstract concepts and present them in an accessible and fun format for our young audience. Carlotta’s work brought each lesson to light with relatable characters and a graphic style that is eye-catching and informative.” –Dr. Michelle Ferrier, Founder, TrollBusters; Executive Director, Media Innovation Collaboratory
“Few individuals can interpret curriculum content, while providing the illustrative graphic genius to successfully educate AND entertain. Carlotta Cataldi combines this unique expertise. Her visual product inspired an often difficult-to-reach teen demographic. So much so, that in a field trial, one student literally declared, “Finally, lessons that look kinda exciting, like something we’d actually WANT to read.”” –Barton James Christner, Director Online Education, TrollBusters
From Carlotta: My passion for agile and transparent communication, team work, together with my ability for deep listening and fast visualization skills, brought me to work with several experienced teams of facilitators and organizations all over the world, as a knowledge worker, a graphic facilitator, and a group facilitator. Learn more about my work at carlottacat.com.