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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.

Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom

Feb 22, 2019

Blog

Our Students are Watching: Embracing SEL in the Classroom

A year ago, I boarded an airplane and took my window seat next to a middle school girl and her mom. We were about to take off and travel the length of the country when I heard delighted laughter coming from my row mates. Of course, I wanted to know what was so funny, so I listened a little closer, which is not hard when you are seated on a crowded airplane.

Top 5 Resources for January 2019

Feb 15, 2019

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Our Top Five Resources in January 2019

Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in January.

Harry Potter Podcast

Feb 15, 2019

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Podcast Analyzing the Harry Potter Series

At the beginning of February 2019, the podcastBinge Mode” concluded its eight-month run of 70 episodes discussing every chapter of the seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Students can jump on their brooms and explore all the episodes of the Harry Potter podcast on the Binge Mode website or in iTunes.

Digital and Media Literacy Fake News

Feb 01, 2019

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Video Series for Evaluating Digital Information

Crash Course is an educational YouTube channel started by the Green brothers, Hank Green and John Green, who are notable for their VlogBrothers channel. Crash Course has been working with MediaWise, a project from the nonprofit Poynter Institute for Media Studies, to help students evaluate the accuracy of digital information.

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