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Classroom Connection: Artistic license or smear?

The film, which opened nationwide on Dec. 13, tells the story of Jewell, the security guard hero-turned-suspect in the July 27, 1996, bombing at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park that resulted in two deaths and injuries to more than 100 people. In one scene, Scruggs (Olivia Wilde) flirts with an FBI agent (Jon Hamm) who was one…

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Illinois educators: NewsLitCamp® with the Rockford Register Star

Join the News Literacy Project, the Rockford Register Star and Rockford Public Schools (RPS) on Tuesday, Feb. 11, for a highly engaging, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with local journalists. This program is one in a national series of NewsLitCamps led by the News Literacy Project in collaboration with a diverse group of news organizations around the country. Register today at this link (it’s…

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NLP’s advice cited in USA Today article on election disinformation

Jessica Guynn, a senior technology writer at USA Today, includes advice from the News Literacy Project in her Dec. 12 article, “Facebook disinformation in the 2020 presidential election: What you can do to stop its spread”: When you’re checking your social media feeds, watch out for manipulated and fabricated images and videos, and give political…

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Jaime Sanborn teaching Checkology

School librarian calls Checkology ‘priceless’ for teaching research skills

You might be surprised to learn what has students buzzing in the hallways of The Bolles School, a private school in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s Jaime Sanborn’s Information Literacy course. Here’s what she has overheard them saying: “What is Ms. Sanborn teaching?” “She’s teaching us how to research. She’s teaching us how to think for ourselves.”…

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Akron educators: NewsLitCamp® with the Akron Beacon Journal & Greater Akron Chamber

Join the News Literacy Project, the Akron Beacon Journal and the Six District Educational Compact on Thursday, Jan. 30, for a highly engaging, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with local journalists. Register today at this link (it’s FREE!) to reserve your seat: http://bit.ly/newslitcampAkron. Space is limited. Sign up today to reserve your seat! NewsLitCamp is a day-long professional development experience based on an “edcamp” style…

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NYC Educators: NewsLitCamp® with Bloomberg News

Join the News Literacy Project for a NewsLitCamp® in New York City! Join the News Literacy Project, the New York City Department of Education and Bloomberg News on Monday, Jan. 27, for a highly engaging, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with experienced journalists. This program is one in a national series of NewsLitCamps led by the News Literacy Project in collaboration…

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Informable

Informable app helps you build news literacy skills

If you are looking for an app that functions like a game and teaches you to be more news-literate, NLP has just the thing: Informable, our new mobile app. It is designed to improve users’ ability to distinguish between several types of news and other information. Developed for both adults and students, Informable helps users…

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Classroom connection: What ‘professional trolls’ want

While most people tend to think of internet trolls as obnoxious personas who provoke others into infuriating exchanges online, two disinformation experts at Clemson University argue that that “professional trolls” are far more likely to use positive ideological messages that affirm people’s existing beliefs to accomplish their goals of sowing division and distrust. “Effective disinformation is…

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Giving Tuesday 2019

This Giving Tuesday, support a future founded on facts

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity dedicated to charitable giving. Every day, the News Literacy Project is working to ensure that the next generation is able to navigate the complex world of information in a way that can unite us around verifiable facts. Educators depend on NLP for the tools to teach…

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Checkology® receives international Spotlight on Digital Wellbeing award

The News Literacy Project’s Checkology virtual classroom has received a 2019 Spotlight on Digital Wellbeing award from HundrED, an international nonprofit that promotes inspiring innovations in K-12 education. The award recognizes our e-learning platform as one of 100 global innovations in 2019. The honorees are featured on HundrED’s website, each with a page that includes…

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