This is not the first time I’ve mentioned Teaching Tolerance nor will it be the last, they are full of amazing resources! Today’s quality resource is their suite of Digital Literacy lessons. These are continuously expanding however they’re already off to a great start!
I learned about their Digital Literacy Lessons after participating in their webinar, Teaching Digital Literacy. This webinar not only provided great information but also a list of useful links that I felt were worth sharing here:
- Speaking of Digital Literacy…Understanding how the brain processes information can help students unravel the origins of fake news and other mysteries of the internet. Published in Issue 57, Fall 2017, of Teaching Tolerance, article by Kate Shuster
- The Debunking Handbook by John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky, first published in November 2011
- 5-Minute Film Festival: 9 Videos on News Literacy by Edutopia, published on September 25, 2015
- A Field Guide to Fake News, a project of the Public Data Lab with support from First Draft
- Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News by Katherine Schulten & Amanda Christy Brown, published on NYTimes, January 19, 2017
- How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study by Sapna Maheshwari, published on NYTimes, November 20, 2016
- How to Choose Your News – Damon Brown by TEDEd – Lessons Worth Sharing
- What’s Propaganda Got to Do With It? by Caroline Jack, published by Points on January 5th
- Ten Questions for Fake News Detection from the News Literacy Project
- Young Americans don’t trust any single news report on its own – and they think everything is biased written by Ashley Rodriguez, published on Quartz, March 1, 2017
Happy learning and teaching! Don’t forget, Teaching Tolerance has plenty more lessons where these came from. You can check out their database of learning plans at:
Thanks for reading!