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Media Literacy

Analyzing media and creating media products.

Aug 03, 2020

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Media Lessons on Topics Related to COVID-19

Project Look Sharp, a program of Humanities & Sciences at Ithaca College, has developed a series of free constructivist media-decoding lessons that teach critical thinking skills about COVID-19–related topics.

library of congress collect stories of the pandemic

May 15, 2020

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Platform for Sharing Moments Connecting with Loved Ones

In this historic pandemic, when people across the country are feeling alone, one meaningful conversation can make all the difference. The StoryCorps Connect platform enables anyone to remotely record a StoryCorps interview with a loved one using videoconferencing technology. The audio and a still photo from each interview will be preserved in the Library of Congress.

several free learning games

May 15, 2020

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Collection of Free Games for Learning at Home

Filament Games has curated several free learning games in multiple subjects, including life science, media literacy, and women in STEM. For example, the Oculus game Breaking Boundaries in Science is a virtual-reality celebration of some of history’s most renowned women in the STEM arena.

science, stats, COVID-19

May 01, 2020

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Science Units Grounded in Current Events

A small group of science teachers in Missouri are using the coronavirus as a teachable moment aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Apr 15, 2020

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Project to Build Students’ Media Literacy

MediaWise is a nonprofit, nonpartisan project from the Poynter Institute empowering people of all ages to be more critical consumers of content online. The program teaches young people nationwide key digital literacy skills to spot misinformation and disinformation so they can make decisions based on facts, not fiction.

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