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Fighting Fake News: News Literacy Resources

Fighting Fake News: News Literacy Resources

7Ws of Web Evaluation

From D204, a quick sheet for determining the reliability and usefulness of a source.

Civic Online Reasoning (COR)

From the Stanford Education Group, curriculum to teach your students how to recognize misinformation.

Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information

The Green brothers bring the Crash Course brand you know and love from your AP classes to Digital Literacy. Score! 

The WHY Method

An updated approach to source evaluation

Citizenship in the Digital Age

Digital citizenship curriculum from New York State.

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources

Provides tips for discerning credibility, as well as a handy list of sources and their credibility rating. Note the disclaimer at the bottom of the document. 

Information Overload Handout

From Newsela, links to teach students the difference between what's REAL and what's FAKE. (not useful for love, though.)

Internet Search Tips 

Basic tips for searching Google.

Media Education Lab

These free, downloadable lessons designed by The Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island advance media literacy by emphasizing interdisciplinary scholarship and practice that stands at the intersections of communication, media studies, and education.

News Literacy Vocabulary

"Confirmation bias." "Filter Bubble." What do these phrases and other words used to discuss news literacy mean? This handout provides all the answers! 

Resources for Building a News Literacy Toolkit

You CAN filter the true from the less true. Use the sites on this document to help you learn how. 

Some Rules of Thumb for Checking Credibility

Part of the School Library Journal's toolkit on News Literacy.

Stanford Information Literacy Executive Summary

Published research findings of the Stanford study that revealed the troubling tendency of high school and college students to be fooled by inaccurate and misleading web content. 

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