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Media Literacy

Analyzing media and creating media products.

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.

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.

Mar 23, 2020

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Examining Media Stories About COVID-19

STEM teacher William Reed from Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep in Chicago has shared a multipart lesson—“Coronavirus: What’s the Real Story?”—in a blog post on the website of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

Mar 23, 2020

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Comparing COVID-19 to Other Infectious Diseases

How deadly is the new coronavirus? And how does this pandemic compare to other infectious diseases? The New York Times Learning Network offers two classroom activities to help students apply media analysis techniques to the coronavirus outbreak.

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