This is a collection of news and media literacy resources to help your students (various grade levels) explore the implications of the information they create, share, and consume. They'll develop skills that can help them go beyond fake news to identify the most reliable sources.
In 10 episodes, John Green will teach you how to navigate the internet! We’ve partnered with MediaWise, The Poynter Institute, and The Stanford History Education Group to develop this curriculum of hands-on skills to help you evaluate the information you read online.
One of the most important information literacy skills for students is learning how to critically evaluate information found on the Web. This page includes forms for teaching the process, articles for learning about the aspect of literacy, and a list of bogus sites to use to showcase that all things on the Web are not real.
See how one educator helps students develop media literacy, which she considers a critical 21st Century skill. What is the role of educators and how can we address this issue in an elementary classroom or a secondary classroom?
This article from December 2017 describes some new technology that manipulates audio and video and how this may be used to spread misinformation. The article also provides some essential questions that educators can use with students as they address media and news literacy.
This lesson, for grades 5-6, is about search skills and critical thinking; it teaches students how to be specific in their online searches to avoid unwanted results, how to judge legitimacy, and how to find legitimate sources online for media works such as music, videos and movies.
In this lesson, students discuss “viral” photos, videos and news stories that spread via social media. Students are introduced to tools and techniques for gauging accuracy based on context, helping them make responsible decisions about forwarding these stories and videos.
This lesson discusses “bias” and “prejudice” and introduces the idea that media contain ideological messages and have social and political implications. Students evaluate a variety of news sources with regards to the degree of bias and create their own intentionally biased news report.
There are a selection of excellent teaching resources here, connected to curriculum and covering one or more of seven key digital issues; each lesson has icons to indicate which digital literacy themes it covers.
Check out this selection of teaching resources drawing on seven key aspects of digital literacy and connected to curriculum; each lesson has one or more icons to indicate which digital literacy themes it covers.
Choose from this selection of teaching resources to introduce digital literacy topics to your students. The lessons cover seven key aspects of digital literacy and provide teachers with lessons that are linked to curriculum outcomes.
This lesson, for grades 10-12, is designed to help students determine the validity of information on the Internet. After reviewing key evaluation techniques, students assess selected online sources for accuracy, authority, advocacy, and objectivity.
This news literacy program aims to equip students in grades 4 - 12 with skills to assess information online, determine what sources are accurate and credible, and build awareness of journalism’s role in democracy. The resources, including lessons and videos, are themed: Journalism, The News, The Internet, Fake News and Verification.
This classroom resource, based on the book Ready Player One and created by an educator, has discussion ideas, videos and interviews. The resource promotes critical literacy and the importance of understanding how ideas are constructed and shared.
This teaching guide provides tools and strategies for helping to foster essential media literacy skills. Teach students to be active and reactive viewers: comprehending and critiquing, reading and reacting, getting and giving knowledge.