Preview Checkology by the News Literacy Project


Wednesday, January 6, 2021
9:30 AM

Join our morning session (9:30 a.m. PT) or afternoon session (2:00 p.m. PT)


Join us for an event exclusively for LAUSD ELA teachers!

Preview Checkology by the News Literacy Project

Can your students separate fact from fiction?

Young people today are dealing with the most challenging information landscape in human history. Digital tools, combined with social media, make it easy for anyone to create and spread misinformation and disinformation. Truth, evidence and facts compete for attention alongside rumors, conspiracy theories and false information.

The News Literacy Project (NLP) believes that education is the most effective method to address these challenges. News literacy is a vital life skill. NLP’s Checkology® virtual classroom gives students the tools to sort fact from fiction and determine what information they can trust, share and act on. Join us as we showcase Checkology and help create a future founded on facts!

Join us on January 6th at 9:30 a.m. PST or 2 p.m. PST to learn more about this essential resource.

Checkology’s lessons and other resources show help your students navigate today’s challenging information landscape. They will learn how to identify credible information, seek out reliable sources, and apply critical thinking skills to separate fact-based content from falsehoods. Checkology is:

  • Free for teachers and students
  • Standards aligned
  • 13 news literacy lessons designed for middles school and high school classrooms, including:
  • Understanding BiasUnderstanding Bias
  • Understanding BiasPracticing Quality
    Journalism
  • Understanding BiasMisinformation
  • Understanding BiasArguments and
    Evidence

Check it out:

For Educators

Head to our Checkology Help Center for a guide to getting started and detailed instructions on how to add students, build a course, evaluate work and more.

For Parents

Checkology is a browser-based e-learning platform where students learn news-literate skills and habits of mind. Our platform enables a student’s teacher and educational institution to view personal information about the student, including a student’s performance on activities and assignments on the platform. We do not sell personal information about students and we do not use personal information for advertising. For more information, check out our privacy policyterms of use, and security and safety compliance.

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