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Common Sense Media: 5 Ways to Spot Fake News
This video provides five tips that can help you spot fake news and weed out the real from the completely made up. Below the synopsis is a link to an article with more information.
Crash Course: Media Literacy
The Crash Course YouTube channel has a playlist for their series about media literacy. There is a quick preview video plus twelve videos that address various topics related to media literacy.
LearnAlberta: Ideology and the News Media
This resource focuses on ideology, political power, and rights and freedoms in a democratic society. Students write an editorial, choosing their point of view based on their own understanding of the characteristics of left and right wing ideology, their personal ideological beliefs, and a critical analysis of bias in sources of information.
MediaSmarts: Authentication 101
This 2-minute video has tips for students that are reading information or doing research online.
MediaSmarts: Reality Check
Explore these excellent videos from MediaSmarts. The videos provide tips and tricks to help students verify online information.
MediaSmarts: Reality Check Game
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.
Radio Garden allows listeners to explore broadcasting and hear many different cultural and regional identities around the world.
TED: The key to media's hidden codes
This video explores how colors, camera angles and logos in the media can all prompt viewers to make associations with their own emotions and memories. Learn to decode this intricate system of symbols from advertising messages to traffic signs.
TED: Why Facts Don't Convince People (and what you can do about it)
This video explores how some people's beliefs, emotions and natural biases affect their response to facts or data that contradict those beliefs. This video from 'Social Good Now' presents some ideas for encouraging rational discussion.
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