Resources for School Librarians - Index
A very important issue in media literacy which school librarians and classroom teachers should address now.
The cure for fake news: how to read about the coronavirus - This is an article by Philip Ball in The Guardian, April 11, 2020.
Propaganda, Extremism and Online Recruitment Tactics - Talking with teenagers about online propaganda, and extremism. From the Anti-Defamation League
Teach the Techniques of Media Manipulators - An article by Frank Baker in Middle School Web, June, 2019 The Fact Checker Guide to Manipulated Video - Seeing is not believing.
A Digital Knowledge Quiz - Try your students on this quiz from the Pew Research Center. This quiz is dated June, 2019. When they have taken the quiz, they can see how the American public did on it.
News and Media Resource Center - Many resources from Commonsense Education. Fake News...Learning What's Real and What is Not. - A lesson plan for grades 9 - 12 from Commonsense Education.
More than eight-in-ten Americans get news from digital devices - This is an article by Elisha Shearer for Pew Research, January, 2021
Pew Study on Fake News in America - The majority of Americans believe that fake news is causing confusion about basic facts. Dec., 2016
The Smell Test: Educators Can Counter Fake News with Information Literacy. Here's How - An article by Linda Jacobson in School Library Journal, January, 2017.
Evaluating Sources in a "Post Truth" World - Lesson plan ideas from the New York Times, Jan. 19, 2017
The Honest Truth About Fake News and How Not to Fall for it - From Station KQED
Fighting Fake News - A lesson plan by Rachel Roberson from station KQED
Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation - From the ReadWriteThink web site.
Skills and Strategies | Fake News vs. Real News: Determining the Reliability of Sources - by Katherine Schulton for the New York Times Learning Network.
Five Minute Film Festival: 9 videos on News Literacy - From Edutopia
How to Spot Fake News - by Channel One News.
The Credibility Challenge - A lesson plan from the Annenberg Center. Fake News,Social Media, and the Facts
Fact Check - A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Politifact - Fact checking and the "pants on fire" award.
Media Bias/Fact Check - This site says that it is the most comprehensive media bias source on the internet. Whether or not it is, it is possible to see their ratings of the bias of a very large number of news web sites for political bias and for the quality of science reporting.
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