As the sole teacher-librarian in a high school of 1500+ students, I am always looking for ways to infuse news literacy into what I teach and in what I promote to the classroom teachers in my building. I’d like to open a thread for other school library personnel (or anyone!) to share some of their favorite resources. If you have found your way to Newslit Nation, my guess is that you are already using the fantastic News Literacy Project tools with your students and the other teachers in your buildings. But, did you also know about:
- Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information
- The Brothers Green have teamed up with MediaWise and the Stanford History Education Group to produce this excellent series focusing on topics such as fact checking, interpreting data and infographics, source evaluation via lateral reading, and more. This series is separate from their Media Literacy series and has a much stronger emphasis on news literacy skills.
- Civic Online Reasoning
- Like the resources available form the News Literacy Project, COR uses current media (articles, free websites, video media) as the basis for its curriculum. COR resources and lessons center these three essential questions: Who’s behind the information? What’s the evidence? What do other sources say?