Resources for School Librarians - Index
A very important issue in media literacy which school librarians and classroom teachers should address now.
Where do the American People get their news
- Teens, Social Media and Technology 2022 - TikToc is now the favorite while Facebook is losing users. From the Pew Research Center, August 22, 2022
- What is TikTok - Everything You Need to Know in 2023 - From Influencer Marketing Hub.
- US Adults Under 30 now trust information from social media almost as much as from national news outlets - From the Pew Research Center, Oct. 27, 2022
- News Platform Fact Sheet - Americans get news from digital devices and television. Radio and print publications use has declined. This is from the Pew Research Center, Nov 28, 2021
- News Consumption Across Social Media in 2021 - "About half of Americans get news from social media at least sometimes". A finding of the Pew Research Center, Sept 20, 2021
Ten Facts About Americans and Facebook - From the Pew Research Center, June 1, 2021
Teaching About Fake News
- 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.
- Real Fake News: Exploring Actual Examples of Newspaper Bias - 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
- 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
- The Credibility Challenge - A lesson plan from the Annenberg Center.
Fake News,Social Media, and the Facts
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- Fact Check - A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
- Politifact - Fact checking and the "pants on fire" award.
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