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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." 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 New 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: Knowing the news. Virtual media literacy activities to fight against misinformation

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

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  https://mediaengagement.org/vertical/media-ethics/ 


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

CoronaVirus Misinformation-debunking Websites