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Birmingham educators: How will you integrate news literacy into your classes this semester?  

Jordan Maze, NLP
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Welcome, Birmingham educators! Thanks for joining NewsLit Nation 😀 

Please reflect on the following questions and share your plans with NewsLit Nation, if you'd like: 

1. What NLP educator tools that you heard about today could you see using with your students? 

2. Which concepts in news literacy have direct tie-ins with this semester's themes and learning objectives in your classroom? (for example: logic-checking evidence presented for a claim, identifying types of misinformation, identifying the reasons we fall for conspiracy theories). 

3. What questions do you have for other news literacy educators and/or NLP staff? How can we support you getting started? 

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srmcgee
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I love the link to flip grid and the opportunities to hone skills through daily/weekly activities

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morr
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The lesson on logical fallcies will be great with AP Lang. I'm always looking for ways to help students examine and consume information, so the misinformation tools will be fantastic for that. Kids also love anything having to do with conspiracy theories, so I'll be using those tools, too!

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Nikki Machokoto
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I'm excited to see this! I will use this information to reinforce the activities I do daily in getting students to engage with news and verify sources. Thanks!

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mhgolston
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1. I will use Checkology.

2. Telling the difference in real news and fake news.

3. Do you provide tutorial videos?

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Jordan Maze, NLP
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@mhgolston we do provide tutorial videos! We've got videos for the Checkology getting started process (like building a class, assigning a course, etc.) at our Help Center (www.checkology.zendesk.com). 

The Check Center on Checkology also contains skills tutorials to walk students through the process of doing a reverse image search, using magnifiers, and more. 

Are there any other types of tutorials that would be useful for you? 

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JReelz
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I teach satire in the 12th grade English class, so it is great that this platform can give resources and content to improve my instruction. Checkology seems awesome and I cannot wait to integrate it with current instruction.

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jhale
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I am excited to introduce this to my students when teaching resources skills--- and then carrying it farther when teaching them to analyze credible sources and combatting the acceptance of conspiracy theories.  

These resources will help me with teaching students the value of truthful information and providing good and correct textual evidence.

If I think of any questions, I will definitely send those to your help center! Thank you all!

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Jonathan Barr
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I will be able to use Checkology and other resources when I discuss the Knowledge & Technology unit in IB Theory of Knowledge. 

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TraceyChamblissWilliams
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My students in AP Government and Politics will utilize this platform with American Political Ideologies and Beliefs.

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tholby
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Checkology will be very useful when covering any current events. Thank you.

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