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Media/news literacy resources too good to miss!

If you read this blog at all, you know I am a fan of posts for the New York Times Learning Network.

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:

And this one: What is News Literacy and Why Do You Need It?, and its related lesson plan, also from TEDed.

You might also be interested in my post Sandy and media literacy, as well as



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Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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