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Media Literacy

Analyzing media and creating media products.

Digital and Media Literacy

Feb 01, 2019

Entry

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.

Could you spot fake news?

Feb 01, 2019

Entry

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.

Digital and Media Literacy Fake News

Feb 01, 2019

Entry

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.

Jan 15, 2019

Entry

Video Series on Constitutional History and Civic Holidays

Created and produced by the National Constitution Center, Constitution Hall Pass features the museum’s education staff, distinguished scholars, and even some well-known faces who bring the story of America’s democracy to life. Through this free video series, students will explore America’s civic holidays and constitutional history.

Student documentary prize

Dec 03, 2018

Entry

National Student Video Documentary Competition

StudentCam is C-SPAN’s video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues affecting their communities and the nation. This year students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (five- to six-minute) video documentary.

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