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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." https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rJTgyR3CXjC71JEzc5LjZoZrljN_1965/view?usp=sharing

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."  https://stacks.stanford.edu/file/druid:fv751yt5934/SHEG%20Evaluating%20Information%20Online.pdf

 

Examining News Literacy

American Library Association webinar- Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy. Slides: https://www.programminglibrarian.org/sites/default/files/post_truth_webinar.pdf

PEN America: Teaching Media Literacy Guide. This contains quizzes and tips to test and strengthen your news literacy skills.

Penn State Library Fake News Workshop slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qJtaXYVVAsB13loXhpqC3CT0bmqUwXjRxfGOcVQObd8/edit#slide=id.p

SUNY Stony Brook School of Journalism News Media Literacy Program-College/University Instruction Resources: https://digitalresource.center/college-university-level-resources    

Example: Deconstructing a Viral Video Lesson Plan): https://digitalresource.center/resource/deconstructing-viral-video-skydiving-without-parachute

Newseum Ed: Virtual Classes for College Students including “Fighting Fake News” and “Media Ethics”: https://newseumed.org/classes-training?unlock=ebgjpfis1R65p4Gos5 AND E.S.C.A.P.E.

Fake news downloadable Infographic: https://newseumed.org/sites/default/files/legacy/2017/05/NEWSEUM_ESCAPE_Poster_FINAL.pdf


Common Sense Media Education: News Literacy Resources (lesson plans, videos, infographics):  https://www.commonsense.org/education/articles/news-literacy-resources-for-classrooms

Fact-Checking Tips and Tools for Teachers and Students: Resources for showing students where to look for credible information on the web. https://www.commonsense.org/education/teaching-strategies/turn-students-into-fact-finding-web-detectives


Deep Fakes 

StopFake (stopfake.org) 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 https://www.stopfake.org/content/uploads/2017/04/StopFake-Bingo.pdf
    Great checklist on how to identify fake news https://www.stopfake.org/ru/o-nas/
    Guidance on how to recognize a fake https://www.stopfake.org/ru/kak-raspoznat-fejk/

 

Additional Resources 

Reading List:  https://firstdraftnews.org/latest/misinformation-reading-list/

LEXICON OF LIES; Terms for Problematic Information - background on terms used from fake news, misinformation, hoax and propaganda with examples https://datasociety.net/library/lexicon-of-lies/

News Literacy Project Checkology® Curriculum https://newslit.org/educators/checkology/