This module provides the What? When? Where? Why? and How? of proper academic citation. See how MLA, APA and Chicago style citations are set out. You can practice identifying the key elements of citations and then try the quiz.
This post offers 6 strategies to embed the proper use of quotation in class. While this content contributor also has a lesson pack for sale, many of their ideas are free and easily incorporated into your existing units.
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.
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.
This is a collection of engaging "missions" during which students read a story on a social network feed; the story might be entirely true, entirely false, or somewhere in between. Students click on different parts to see the clues and then decide how reliable the story is and how to respond. Each scenario is designed to be played in 15 minutes or less.
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.
When they’re used well, graphs can help us intuitively grasp complex data. But as visual software has enabled more usage of graphs throughout all media, it has also made them easier to use in a careless or dishonest way — and as it turns out, there are plenty of ways graphs can mislead and outright manipulate. Lea Gaslowitz shares some things to look out for.
Lead Stories is a lesser-known website that helps users fact-check information. The website debunks fake news across a variety of beats, including entertainment, tech, politics, and international news.
Snopes started out as a site that mainly dealt with urban legends, myths, common misconceptions, rumors, and conspiracy theories. However, it has expanded to encompass general fact-checking of viral misinformation, including political statements.
TruthOrFiction.com is one of the longest-running fact-checking sites out there. While it initially focused on looking at internet hoaxes and rumors, it has extended its range to include general fake news as well.