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News Literacy Week, Because One of the Things 2020 Taught is That Teens Need Better Information Literacy Skills - Teen Librarian Toolbox. Yesterday The Hollywood Reporter tweeted out an article with the headline “Get the Poodle Instead of the Prozac”, which got the pushback that an article like this deserves.

News Literacy Week, Because One of the Things 2020 Taught is That Teens Need Better Information Literacy Skills - Teen Librarian Toolbox

Depression is a mental health issue and medication it the correct course of action for a large number of people who struggle with it. In addition, pet adoption comes with a lot of responsibility and can be quite costly. This headline was dangerous in a world that continues to stigmatize mental health issues and medicinal treatment for those issues, especially during a deadly global pandemic in which many, including a growing number of youth, are struggling with mental health issues.

This headline is also a great example of something we can teach our youth regarding Information Literacy 101: Use the right source for the topic. I personally go to the Hollywood Reporter daily to see the latest entertainment news headlines and to learn what recent YA book adaptation is being adapted for television or a movie. There's no such thing as 'alternative facts'. 5 ways to spot misinformation and stop sharing it online.

The blame for the recent assault on the US Capitol and President Donald Trump’s broader dismantling of democratic institutions and norms can be laid at least partly on misinformation and conspiracy theories.

There's no such thing as 'alternative facts'. 5 ways to spot misinformation and stop sharing it online

Those who spread misinformation, like Trump himself, are exploiting people’s lack of media literacy — it’s easy to spread lies to people who are prone to believe what they read online without questioning it. We are living in a dangerous age where the internet makes it possible to spread misinformation far and wide and most people lack the basic fact-checking abilities to discern fact from fiction — or, worse, the desire to develop a healthy skepticism at all. Read more: Stopping the spread of COVID-19 misinformation is the best 2021 New Year’s resolution Journalists are trained in this sort of thing — that is, the responsible ones who are trying to counter misinformation with truth. 1. National News Literacy Week. Tackling misinformation: What researchers could do with social media data. Written by Irene V.

Tackling misinformation: What researchers could do with social media data

Pasquetto, Briony Swire-Thompson, Michelle A. Amazeen, Fabrício Benevenuto, Nadia M. Brashier, Robert M. Bond, Lia C. Bozarth, Ceren Budak, Ullrich K. Educating for Misunderstanding. Spotting Misinformation and #FakeNews: 10 Resources To Teach Students Media Literacy. Examining persuasive techniques using visual and digital texts. This television advertisement (30 secs) for the popular Australian fruit contrasts the 'no nos' of sugary junk food with the long-lasting energy of bananas, affectionately referred to as 'na nas'.

Examining persuasive techniques using visual and digital texts

The ad employs a number of sophisticated visual techniques. Beginning with a scene showing a woman holding a sugary snack in one hand and a banana in the other, the 'given' and 'new' (Kress and Van Leeuwen, 1996) layout is evident. The no no is positioned on the left, in the 'given', and the na na on the right, in the 'new'. Subsequent scenes then follow a repeating pattern of showing no nos and their negative effect on the consumer, followed by a corresponding na na scene with their positive effects.

The no no eaters are shown as unhappy, unhealthy and sedentary people. The angles used throughout the ad further contribute to the intended message. Students can be supported to critically consider the elements employed by the 'Lasting Energy' advertisement through questions such as: Media Literacy Week - MEDIA LITERACY - Education. Apo.org. Description In the wake of threats by Google and Facebook to scale back or close services in Australia should the federal government proceed with plans to charge them for news content, this report identifies serious risks to Australian businesses, government services and consumers if services were withdrawn.

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Key findings: Risks to the civil discourse if Facebook bans local news with the platform likely to be swamped with disinformation. Significant risks to local businesses if Google removes access to its advertising platform and to You Tube. Disruption to health and education services which have become increasingly reliant on the Google suite of technology products. Apo.org. We must make moral choices about how we relate to social media apps. Recently a South African radio show asked, “If you had to choose between your mobile phone and your pet, which would choose?”

We must make moral choices about how we relate to social media apps

Think about that for a moment. Many callers responded they would choose their phone. I was shocked… But to be honest, I give more attention to my phone than to my beloved dogs! Throughout history there have been discoveries that have changed society in unimaginable ways. Written language made it possible to communicate over space and time. Yet these pale in comparison to how the internet is shaping, and misshaping, our individual and social identities. The potentially negative impacts of social media have again been highlighted by The Social Dilemma on Netflix. How Finland starts its fight against fake news in primary schools. You can start when children are very young, said Kari Kivinen.

How Finland starts its fight against fake news in primary schools

In fact, you should: “Fairytales work well. Take the wily fox who always cheats the other animals with his sly words. That’s not a bad metaphor for a certain kind of politician, is it?” With democracies around the world threatened by the seemingly unstoppable onslaught of false information, Finland – recently rated Europe’s most resistant nation to fake news – takes the fight seriously enough to teach it in primary school. In secondary schools, such as the state-run college in Helsinki where Kivinen is head teacher, multi-platform information literacy and strong critical thinking have become a core, cross-subject component of a national curriculum that was introduced in 2016.

Case studies. Infographic: News and young Australians. Ifla journal 46 2 2020. The effect of a teaching intervention on students’ online research skills in lower secondary education. Tuulikki Alamettälä and Eero Sormunen.

The effect of a teaching intervention on students’ online research skills in lower secondary education

Introduction. Information literacy skills are crucial in today’s world. But teaching these skills is challenging and calls for new pedagogical approaches. This paper reports the results of a teaching intervention designed by practicing teachers in a lower secondary school.Method. SCU RAISE.

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Media literacy concerns for Australian students amid rise in news consumption. Related Article They found family was the most common news source for 54 per cent of students.

Media literacy concerns for Australian students amid rise in news consumption

Other sources included their school teacher (33 per cent), friends (30 per cent) and social media networks (29 per cent). Consumption and trust of traditional news sources was lower: 36 per cent of young people received their news from television, 19 per cent from radio and 19 per cent from a website or mobile app. Supporting students through the Research Process – Linking Learning. Returning to a K-12 school environment after several years’ teaching at a Masters’ level at University has given me interesting insights into the way younger students engage with the research process.

Supporting students through the Research Process – Linking Learning

At different stages through their Primary/Elementary years, they are given fantastic opportunities to develop a variety of research skills – they are explicitly taught how to take notes from an information source, they are introduced to the concept of acknowledging the work of others by incorporating a bibliography in their simple research projects, and they spend time examining a host of websites to determine what indicates quality and credibility. When they move onto Secondary School, and are suddenly asked to ‘research’, and it seems as though all of these wonderful lessons never really happened. Questions like ‘why should we reference?’ And ‘how do we know this source is credible?’ View of The amazing library race. #FactVSFiction Articles for SLJ (and others) Search Education – Google. Power Searching with Google - Course. Lateral Reading with News Stories. Photographer Takes Pics Of People In Public From 2 Perspectives And It Shows How Easily The Media Can Manipulate Reality.

Everyone knows that reality is subjective. Our perception may change in an instant depending on how much and what exactly we know. But two Danish photographers have taken the idea to a whole new level. In the times of the current crisis, keeping a safe distance is key. Even if countries are starting to ease restrictions on quarantine, it doesn’t mean it’s over. But how do we know, from the pictures alone, that people are doing what’s right? Photographers Ólafur Steinar Gestsson and Philip Davali conducted an experiment for the photo agency Ritzau Scanpix. 3 ways to help children think critically about the news. Like adults, children use the news to learn about what’s happening in the world. But the circulation of misinformation, such as the recent spread of fake news about COVID-19 (the disease caused by coronavirus), blurs our understanding of events and issues. In 2017, we conducted the first nationally representative survey of how Australian children, aged eight to 16, consume news.

We found children as young as eight are interested in news. 17 Great Search Engines You Can Use Instead of Google. Google has transcended from being just another search engine. It has become ubiquitous, often used as a transitional verb. If you have any doubts, just Google it! With its ever-evolving algorithms, a dominant online advertising platform, and personalized user experience, Google has amassed a global market share of 87%.

Daniel Willingham on how students can be taught to spot fake news. Young people must be taught how to identify false information online, according to American neuroscientist and psychologist Daniel Willingham. Professor Willingham was speaking for the first session of ResearchED Home, a series of lectures on educational research broadcast online throughout the summer term. Jimmy Wales: The birth of Wikipedia. Wikipedia:Wikipedia is not a reliable source. Wikipedia is not a reliable source. Wikipedia can be edited by anyone at any time. This means that any information it contains at any particular time could be vandalism, a work in progress, or just plain wrong.

Biographies of living persons, subjects that happen to be in the news, and politically or culturally contentious topics are especially vulnerable to these issues. Edits on Wikipedia that are in error may eventually be fixed. However, because Wikipedia is a volunteer-run project, it cannot monitor every contribution all the time. The same applies to Wikipedia's sister projects, as well as websites that mirror or use it as a source themselves, and printed books or other material derived primarily or entirely from Wikipedia articles.

Wikipedia generally uses reliable secondary sources, which vet data from primary sources. News and media teaching ideas for secondary teachers, students and families. All links and information in this article are current as of 16 April 2020. Encouraging the ‘why’ behind information literacy skills: a student perspective – Information Literacy Spaces. I recently read this article by Barbara Fister, and it was as if something jumped off the page at me. PISA’s warning: teachers need to teach Information Literacy explicitly if we are to reverse the decline – Information Literacy Spaces. On December 03rd 2019, Stuff news reported on the results of the 2018 round of the OECD’s PISA(1) testing in Reading Literacy, Mathematics Literacy and Science Literacy(2). Six Fake News Techniques and Simple Tools to Vet Them. Old writer on the block: Do libraries need non-fiction books?

I'm busy on several almost-finished books right now, hence the dearth of essays here, but a teacher-librarian list I lurk on has just raised this issue. I remembered that I had written on this, went burrowing, and here's something from 2008. Note that this means the count of 14,000 in schools is probably much higher now, but the points remain the same. Don't 'just Google it': 3 ways students can get the most from searching online. Searching online has many educational benefits. How Google Search Works (in 5 minutes) Fake News 2019 - ABC Education. 01 Take a look at 5 news stories we found online.You will look at the headline, the image, the article copy and the source. 02 As you look at each element of the story, use your media literacy skills to decide whether you think the story is: REAL: is a genuine story LOLZ: a hoax, joke, or satire OOPS: the journalists got it wrong FAKE: a fake news story 03 We'll keep track of how you rate the story as you go.

Deepfakes: danger in the digital age. Innocence Project - Help us put an end to wrongful convictions! How Misinformation Spreads. In the mid-1800s a caterpillar the size of a human finger began spreading across the northeastern U.S. This appearance of the tomato hornworm was followed by terrifying reports of fatal poisonings and aggressive behavior toward people. In July 1869 newspapers across the region posted warnings about the insect, reporting that a girl in Red Creek, N.Y., had been “thrown into spasms, which ended in death” after a run-in with the creature. That fall the Syracuse Standard printed an account from one Dr. Creating videos for our library YouTube channel - Ian Clark - Medium. A couple of years ago, I spent a great deal of time focused on developing our library’s YouTube channel. Teaching students to be critical online learners. Information Literacy Weblog.

How fake news gets into our minds, and what you can do to resist it. Lateral Reading: A How-To. How fake news can exploit pictures to make people believe lies. 13 Pictures Show How Media Can Manipulate The Truth. Five ways you're being fooled by fake stories online - Science News - ABC News. Predatory publishers: the journals that churn out fake science. QUIZ: Is it Plagiarism? Ed.ted. Boolify: Boolean Search Teaching Tool. Human brains love fake news. An MIT study just figured out why. Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google.

Reliable Sources: Promoting Critical Thinking in the [Mis]information Age. Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers. Teaching Your Students About Fake News - Listenwise Teacher Support Center. Keepin It Real: Tips and Strategies for Evaluating Fake News. Top 10 sites to help students check their facts. Fact vs Fake: Resources to Help Librarians Navigate Digital Literacy. Fake news: improved critical literacy skills are key to telling fact from fiction. Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives.

Nik's QuickShout: Make PDF Texts into Interactive Online Activities for Blended Learning. Every Advanced Google Search Operator & Command You Need to Know. The definitive fact-checking site and reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. Fact-checking U.S. politics. Practice: Evaluating Purpose - EasyBib Blog. The Questioning Toolkit - Revised. Five Key Questions Form Foundation for Media Inquiry. Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers. Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog.

How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills - EasyBib Blog. IFLA - Fake news? Not on our watch! The truth is out there... Evaluating Websites as Information Sources. 10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog. Alternative Facts and Fake News – Verifiability in the Information Society « Library Policy and Advocacy Blog.

New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News. 8 Ways to Hone Your Fact-Checking Skills - InformED. Studyvibe - Home. Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning.

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Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both. Information Literacy: Building Blocks of Research: Overview. Guided Inquiry. Evolution of Note Taking: New Forms. Actionplan.pdf. 20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills. Support-document-13-blooms-taxonomy-teacher-planning-kit.jpg (JPEG Image, 4809 × 3413 pixels) - Scaled (26%) ResearchReady: Understanding Wikipedia. Research Skills - Home. Overview of information literacy resources worldwide; 2013 - 219667e. Media and information literacy: policy and strategy guidelines; 2013 - 225606e.

Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. The Research Cycle. Home - Big6.