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81 resources with the concept information literacy

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Introduction to Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Not everything on the Internet is accurate, so how can people learn to steer clear of false or misleading information? With part one of the Crash Course Navigating Digital Information series, scholars learn why it's important to use...
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Always On in a Digital World

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
As the world becomes increasingly digital, one can't help but wonder if it's possible to be too connected? Pupils explore the topic using the eighth video from the digital media literacy playlist. They learn about the effects of being...
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Deconstructing Media Messages

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What are media messages really saying? Scholars use the seventh installment from an extensive digital media literacy set to answer the question. They discover how to deconstruct media messages by asking about the source, recognizing...
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Recognizing Persuasive Language

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Lose 10 pounds in one day, guaranteed! With the sixth installment from the digital media literacy series, scholars identify common types of persuasive language. They learn to look beyond techniques such as telling stories, presenting...
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How Filter Bubbles Isolate You

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do algorithms personalize each Internet user's online experience? Learners discover the answer in the fifth installment from the digital media literacy series. They explore the concept of the filter bubble, a term used to describe...
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How Social Media Stars Make Money

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe! With the fourth video from the digital media literacy series, scholars learn how social media stars make money by gaining subscribers. They discover how paid advertisements, product...
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How Ads and Clicks Shape the Internet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What impact do advertisements have on Internet users? Pupils explore the topic in the third video of the digital media literacy set. Scholars discover the tactics advertisers use to get people's attention (and clicks). They learn about...
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Tips for Reading Webpages

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How is reading a webpage different from reading a book? Scholars explore the topic using the second video from a larger digital media literacy series. Pupils learn tips for reading webpages more quickly and efficiently; specifically,...
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Judging Online Information

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Limitless knowledge is only a mouse click away, so how can people make sure they're getting the best information possible? Using the first video in the digital media literacy series, scholars learn how to evaluate the information they...
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Legit-O-Meter

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Pop-ups, banner ads, grammar mistakes ... these are all signs of an untrustworthy website. With the handy Legit-O-Meter poster, scholars can now double-check their sources to ensure accurate, reliable information. The color-coded poster...
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Fake News: Historical Timeline

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
In 1874, The New York Herald falsely claimed that several animals escaped from the Central Park Zoo, and panic ensued. Using the helpful infographic, pupils discover more instances of fake news throughout history, from as far back as 63...
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Editorials and Opinion Articles

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Reading the news is fun, and that's a fact! With the lesson plan, scholars differentiate between fact and opinion as they read editorial articles. They complete a worksheet to analyze the information before writing their own editorials...
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Putting the Consumer's Questions to Work

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Who, what, when, where, why, and how are good questions to ask when evaluating a source. First, scholars find two sources of information relating to a chosen topic. Next, pupils complete a worksheet to gauge the source's credibility....
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Can I Trust the Creators?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
It's easy to find information at the click of a mouse, but is it trustworthy? Pupils learn about the E.S.C.A.P.E. acronym for evaluating sources. Next, learners read a news story and evaluate its sources to determine credibility. Last,...
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E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Fair, balanced, and reputable information? There's an acronym for that! Scholars learn the E.S.C.A.P.E. method for evaluating news sources. Then, pupils work in small groups to read and analyze a news story and discuss the activity to...
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Slanted Facts and Slippery Numbers

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Internet is known as the information superhighway, but sometimes it's hard to know when to hit the brakes on unreliable sources. Using a well-rounded lesson plan, pupils read and summarize articles about the gender pay gap and...
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Evidence: Do the Facts Hold Up?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Sometimes it's hard to escape bad information! Pupils learn the E.S.C.A.P.E. method for evaluating news sources and complete a worksheet to assess a news article using their new skills.
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Online Advertising: Crash Course Media Literacy #7

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Ever notice how that pair of shoes you looked at online last week seems to be following you? Introduce young consumers to the world of online advertising with a well-written, media literacy video, part of an ongoing series. Viewers...
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Introduction to Media Literacy: Crash Course Media Literacy #1

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How well does your class understand the types of media they use every day? Introduce them to the concept of media literacy with the first video in a Crash Course series on media literacy. Viewers discover the definition and types of...
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News Literacy Model Curriculum in Social Studies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate news literacy in the twenty-first century. They use technology, legal decisions, writings, and digital privacy to analyze the topic. Using what they learned, a group assignment looks into both the challenges and...
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Analyzing Stop and Frisk Through Personal Stories and Infographics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much can you learn about an important topic from a single image? High schoolers analyze an infographic that represents the number of stops performed during the Stop and Frisk police procedure. After building background information...
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BEAM: Background, Exhibit, Argument, Method

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Thinking of assigning a research paper? Get writers off on the right foot with a lesson that introduces the BEAM research model. Writers brainstorm the background of their topic, explicate the aspects of their topic, consider the...
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Web Page Evaluation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Invite your learners to research three different websites that pertain to a topic focused on in your syllabus. Students fill out a chart by answering questions about each site. Then, they compare how useful the sites are to one another....
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Computer Basics for Kids Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
This informational reading worksheet can be used in your literacy or computer class.  Students learn the basic components of computers then test their knowledge with multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.