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Misinformation - Get the Facts

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

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 New 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:

University of Texas at Austin Center for Media Engagement  - Discusses journalism, digital ethics, free speech, advertising, aesthetics, sports media, political communication, South Asia media, and health communication 

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.

CoronaVirus Misinformation-debunking Websites