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85 resources with the concept information literacy

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InfoZones

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Not all information is created equal. Scholars embark on a gallery walk around the classroom to view six examples of information and identify their primary purposes. Next, pupils complete a graphic organizer to evaluate the different...
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Media Literacy and Health: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Internet suffers could drown in the volume of information available on line. Here's an activity that can be a lifeline and buoy confidence in middle schoolers' ability to find reliable information and credible sources. After reading...
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Headlining the Main Idea

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson instills the importance of a catchy and informative headline to grab readers' attention. Scholars delve into a series of news articles to identify their main idea and key facts. Using what they've found, pupils write a headline...
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Identifying "Fake" News

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is fake news, and how can people identify it? Viewers discover media literacy tips and learn how to spot stories dubbed as fake news. They learn how looking for unusual URLs, digging deeper, and cross-checking helps them find...
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Top 4 Tips to Spot Bad Science Reporting

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can people make good decisions about their health when modern news reporting is so unreliable? Using an informative video resource, viewers discover the acronym GLAD. They learn to get past the clickbait, look for crazy claims,...
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How to Teach Your Students about Fake News

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What media literacy skills do people need to evaluate a news source? Scholars listen to and discuss an NPR story about how fake headlines often dupe young people and adults alike. Next, they study news stories, using a fact-checking...
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Fact vs. Fiction in the Media

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can people tell the difference between real news and inaccurate stories? Viewers watch a video about discerning fact from fiction in news sources. Next, pupils use a set of discussion questions to further analyze the topic. 
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Click Restraint: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #9

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Internet users often find themselves going down some crazy rabbit holes. What's the best way to exercise click restraint, or self-control, when encountering new information online? A video on navigating digital information shows viewers...
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Social Media: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #10

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sixty-eight percent of adults in the United States get their news from their social media feed. What are the consequences? Scholars dive into the topic with a video on digital media. They discover how social media shapes people's offline...
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Resisting Scientific Misinformation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do scholars determine if a scientific claim is true? Learners investigate scientific misinformation by watching video clips and reading false advertising claims. They engage in discussion in both class and small group settings to...
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Choosing Reliable Sources

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
It is more important than ever that 21st-century learners develop the skills they need to become savvy consumers of media. Young learners locate and identify reliable sources of information with a helpful media instructional activity.
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NewsFeed Defenders

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can people learn to spot viral deception? Players do just that with the NewsFeed Defenders media literacy game. Scholars choose avatars and the focus of their news feeds: student life, health and wellness, or sports and...
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A Smarter Consumer

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
How can understanding advertisements make people better consumers? With the fourth and final instructional activity from the Admongo series on advertising, scholars reflect on some of the questions they may ask about an ad before making...
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Ad Creation

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
How would someone market a new cereal to space aliens? Using the third lesson from a four-part Admongo series on advertising, pupils learn about persuasive techniques companies use to convince consumers to purchase their products. As a...
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Ad Targeting and Techniques

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
What techniques do advertisers use to reach a target audience? Pupils discover the answer with the second of four Admongo lesson plans. Scholars learn about the most common strategies advertisers use to convince people to buy something....
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Ad Awareness

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Movie theaters, shopping malls, television, the Internet ... no matter where people go, they are inundated with advertisements. Scholars discuss the topic of ad awareness using the first of four Admongo lessons about advertising. Pupils...
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Admongo Game

For Students 5th - 6th
Commercials, billboards, magazines ... advertisements are everywhere! Who is responsible for them, and what is their purpose? Players create avatars and progress through a game, earning points by passing levels and solving challenges....
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Facts vs. Opinions vs. Informed Opinions and Their Role in Journalism

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Learning about journalism is exciting ... is that a fact or an opinion? With an engaging lesson plan, scholars learn how to differentiate between the two. Pupils also complete worksheets, watch a news story, and evaluate online news...
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Data and Infographics: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #8

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
One-hundred percent of those reading this sentence are human beings. Wait, what? With part eight in the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information set, pupils learn how to think critically about statistics. Scholars discover how...
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Evaluating Photos and Videos: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #7

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When it comes to viewing videos and photos on the Internet, seeing is not always believing. With part seven from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information series, scholars learn that even image-based evidence can be unreliable....
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Evaluating Evidence: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #6

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do scholars learn to differentiate between good evidence and not-so-good evidence? The sixth installment from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information set is a great place to start. Pupils discover how to find reliable...
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Using Wikipedia: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #5

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Wikipedia may get a bad rap, but does it have any redeeming qualities? As it turns out, it does, and scholars discover what they are with part five from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information video series. Pupils learn about...
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Who Can You Trust? Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #4

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The best way to understand a website is (drumroll, please) ... to leave the website? Scholars make sense of some strange advice by watching part four in the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information set. As they watch, they learn...
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Check Yourself with Lateral Reading: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #3

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
According to author John Green, who narrates the series, lateral reading may just be one of the most critical skills of the 21st century. So what is it? With the third installment from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information...