Once focusing on the skills of being news literate, I envision my students consuming in and outside of class. Any suggestions on providing my students with a variety of news sources (newspaper, online news...)
Sources for Consuming News
So glad you asked! Making sure students have the basic concepts and a varied news diet of credible sources to practice lateral reading, will go a long way in reinforcing key news literacy principles. Aside from Checkology of course, we also have a Flipgrid collection that focuses on how to know what to believe, that could come in handy. While we do not place our focus on specific news sources, there are several news aggregators that might can your purposes (Apple News or SmartNews for example). Our upcoming webinar series (every Friday in Sept.) will talk about several of these strategies. Will you be able to join us?
@mrsdailymlis Thanks for your question about NLP's Flipgrid topics! Some of the existing Flipgrid topics on our partner page would definitely work well with a middle school audience. Currently, we can only pick one recommended audience when creating new topics in Flipgrid. I'm hoping that in a future update we will be able to select multiple audiences (e.g. middle and high school). We have a new collection coming out soon about social and emotional learning. Here's a topic from that upcoming collection that I think would have worked well in my former 6th grade classroom. Please let me know if there's anything in particular you are looking for and I'd be happy to post additional recommendations.
Miriam, I just found the newslit website as a result of a story in Karuna Virus. Great to see all this activity. As a former publisher of citywide, statewide and nationwide media by and for youth, education editor for Time-Life-owned weeklies in Illinois (Pioneer Press), outreach program manager at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 25 years and co-founder of the Little Free Library movement, I have been committed to media literacy for most of my lifetime. Now retired, I am a frequent contributor to WNIJ, Northern Public Radio in Dekalb, IL and resident of Princeton, IL involved in quite a few other civic projects. How can I help? Give me a call at 608-886-2703 or email and we can explore the possibilities.
Hi Rick, thanks for your contributions and your offer! That's awesome about the Little Free Library movement -- I encounter those daily. We're working with the WI Dept. of Ed. and will be in touch about ways to engage about Wisconsin!
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