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Media Literacy Resources

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Is This for REAL? Students become Fake News Sleuths! Slides EEC October 25, 2018

This link goes to the slideshow I made in google slides. I have set the premission to "view only". I am not sure if the links to the videos show up in view only. If not, send me an email and will make a copy of the slideshow and share it with you so you can have your own copy. My email address is on the slideshow. ~a

Click HERE to download the Headlines Sorting Activity

In case you are not familiar with The Onion here is a link to "The Facebook CIA Project

This is ThatThis Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits - if it's relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story.
Each week, hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring introduce you to the voices and stories that give this country character in this 100% improvised, satirical send-up of public radio. 

Britannica Digital Learning - Blog

They have a series of resources called "Fight the Fake" and more ...


Read this article based on an EdWeb webinar in conjunction with Britannica Learn, hosted by Tiffany Whitehead.

Free webinars on a variety of topics. If you register but can not attend, the recording of the webinar is made available for you to watch at your convenience. 

I recently attended a Webinar "Fight Fake News: Media Literacy for Students" led by Tiffany Whitehead and sponsored by Britannica Learn which was excellent! If you are a member of EdWeb, you can access the recording and slides from this webinar.

Media Smarts
Canadian content, free lesson plans grades K-12.
This is my first "Go To" source for media lessons.
Authenticating Information - fake or fiction pictures

News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, provides programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in a democracy.

Common Sense Media
American content, free lesson plans grades K-12
This is my second "Go To" resource for media lessons

Mozilla Learning Network

This six-part series helps learners become familiar with reading, writing and participating on the web. They'll discover the foundations of the web through production and collaboration. This is an ideal kit for Mozilla Clubs.
I haven't used these yet, but plan to! 

Stanford University

Stanford History Educators Group (SHEG)

Read like a Historian - Curriculum


BASIC - first 4 lesson are free
Premium Membership - $3.00 - $5.00 per year


Free sign-up. Great flowchart.


Fearless Fact-Finding - Use fact-checking websites to find more information

How to Spot Fake news - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

The Library Marketplace (OLA) - Bookmarks and posters to purchase

Phil Bradley's Fake/Spoof Websites

This is an extensive list of websites that can be used to teach students how to tell the difference between fact and fiction.


Is This for REAL? Slide Deck W Library Download