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Journalism

The press and investigative writing and reporting, as well as the study of Journalism.

Mar 01, 2019

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Online Course Focusing on News Literacy Skills

Founded in 2008, the News Literacy Project (NLP) helps students and teachers discern fact from fiction in the digital age. In May 2016, the project launched Checkology, an online interactive course that helps students understand and appreciate the role of the press, introduces them to different types of news—from entertainment to opinion to branded content—and teaches them the critical thinking skills they’ll need to spot misinformation.

Digital and Media Literacy

Feb 01, 2019

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Curriculum Providing Guidance on Verifying Content from the Social Web

First Draft—a project of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy based at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government—uses research-based methods to fight misinformation and disinformation online.

Social Emotional Learning Gamification

Feb 01, 2019

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Reading Curriculum Supporting Social–Emotional Learning

Read to Lead, a free award-winning supplemental reading program from Classroom, Inc., is designed to increase literacy, leadership, and 21st-century skills. This research-based program embeds social–emotional learning throughout its modules by developing students’ decision-making, empathy, and goal-setting abilities, all while increasing their reading skills.

Could you spot fake news?

Feb 01, 2019

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Media Literacy Game for Detecting Viral Deceptions

NewsFeed Defenders, by iCivics and FactCheck.org, is a free media literacy game that engages students with the standards of journalism, showing them how to spot a variety of methods behind the viral deceptions they face today. To play the game, students join a fictional social media site focused on news and information, where they meet challenges to level up from guest user to site administrator.

Jan 03, 2019

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Challenge to Turn a Unit of Study into a Podcast

National Public Radio’s first-ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge is a chance for teachers and students in grades 5–12 across the country to turn their classrooms into production studios, their assignments into scripts, and their ideas into sound. To participate in the challenge, students need to produce a podcast of three to twelve minutes in length on their smartphone or computer, with easily available software.

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