Slate: NLP’s Checkology® virtual classroom ‘gaining traction’

NLP in the News

It’s never too soon to teach young people media literacy, says Lisa Guernsey of New America in a piece for Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America and Arizona State University that explores emerging technologies and public policy.

And one tool that’s “gaining traction,” she says, is the News Literacy Project’s Checkology® virtual classroom, which teaches students in middle school and high school how to be shrewd consumers of the news and information they encounter every day: When they understand how content is made, they realize how it can be manipulated.

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