This morning she outdid herself with a round-up of resources entitled: Skills and Strategies|Fake News vs. Real News: Determining the Reliability of Sources, in honor of News Engagement Day, coming up Oct. 6. This essential toolkit will update and enhance your explorations of credibility and reliability!
How do we discern truth from rumor and identify bias in a 24/7 news cycle enhanced by citizen journalism, continual streams of real-time reporting, user-generated content, a social media landscape rich with multiple perspective and possible hoaxes?
The answer has to do with helping learners become critical consumers of the news. Katherine gathers resources from The New York Times, Edutopia, the Center for News Literacy, TED-Ed and the Newseum to present a highly engaging and usable toolkit for classroom teachers and librarians.
Among the goodies is this TEDed lesson:
You might also be interested in my post Sandy and media literacy, as well as
- Newseum Digital Classroom
- Edutopia’s News Literacy 5 Minute Film Festival
- Center for News Literacy Digital Resource Center (Stony Brook University)
- Verification Handbooks: designed to provide journalists with tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC)
- NoodleTools : Show Me Information Literacy Modules: Debbie Abilock’s resources for enhancing teaching and guiding students in information evaluation
- Educator Resources from the Center for Media Literacy
- Frank Baker’s Media Literacy Clearinghouse