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Misinformation - Get the Facts

A Quick Reference Guide on Information Consumption; Tools to Encourage Individual Agency

CoronaVirus Misinformation-debunking Websites

Additional Resources for Instruction

Evaluating Information

"Can Students Evaluate Online Sources? Learning From Assessments of Civic Online Reasoning." Civic Online Reasoning through Stanford History Education Group "...created a range of short tasks that assess students’ civic online reasoning—the ability to effectively search for, evaluate, and verify social and political information online."

Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning- Between January 2015 and June 2016, The Stanford History Education Group created assessments to test students, tanging from middle school to college-level, on civic online reasoning: "...the ability to judge the credibility of information that floods young people’s smartphones, tablets, and computers."


Examining News Literacy

American Library Association webinar- Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy. Slides:

PEN America: Knowing the news. Virtual media literacy activities to fight against misinformation

Penn State Library Fake News Workshop slides:

SUNY Stony Brook School of Journalism News Media Literacy Program-College/University Instruction Resources:    

Example: Deconstructing a Viral Video Lesson Plan):

Newseum Ed: Virtual Classes for College Students including “Fighting Fake News” and “Media Ethics”: AND E.S.C.A.P.E.

Fake news downloadable Infographic:

Common Sense Media Education: News Literacy Resources (lesson plans, videos, infographics):

Fact-Checking Tips and Tools for Teachers and Students: Resources for showing students where to look for credible information on the web.

Deep Fakes 

StopFake ( to verify and refute distorted information and propaganda about what is happening in Ukraine, which is disseminated in the media. Subsequently, the Project turned into an information hub, where such a phenomenon as Kremlin propaganda in all aspects and manifestations is analyzed.

    Interactive game-Bingo


Additional Resources 

Reading List:

LEXICON OF LIES; Terms for Problematic Information - background on terms used from fake news, misinformation, hoax and propaganda with examples

News Literacy Project Checkology® Curriculum