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Journalism, Backwards Design, and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. I am fortunate to teach a journalism program in my library.

Journalism, Backwards Design, and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy

Libraries are the perfect place to host programs that nurture media creation, information literacy, and civic participation. I wrote this summer about my enthusiasm for the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. The following are a couple of assignments I designed using the framework to craft rubrics for assessment. My advanced students (seniors) are completing an annotated bibliography and literature review, while my up-and-coming journalists (sophomores and juniors) are preparing a portfolio. Essentially, to develop these assignments I did the work of backwards design.

On student scrutiny: two strategies. Fake News Resources Update - Google ドキュメント.

Fake Websites

Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog. We recently posted, “10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article,” which highlighted key items to look for on a website when determining its credibility.

Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog

The infographic found here summarizes the content from the blog post and students can use it as a guide when using news sources in research. Post, print, or share it with your students or others! Looking for other resources related to website credibility? We’ve listed some of our favorites below the infographic! Channel One News: Lesson Plan: How to Spot Fake News. Lesson Plan: How to Spot Fake News. The problem of fake news came to a dizzying head in 2016 when a man fired a shot in a family pizzeria as he “self-investigated” a false report of a child abuse ring led by top democrats.

Lesson Plan: How to Spot Fake News

A BuzzFeed report confirmed that fake news stories, such as the one that claimed Hillary Clinton sold arms to ISIS, were actually viewed more times than articles from established and legitimate news sources. Did fake news have an impact on the election? How do we address the problem from here? The Perils of Native Advertising.

Reading Joe Nocera’s New York Times column this week, in which he bemoans the rise of Native Advertising (the practice by which newspapers publish paid ads that mimic the news in tone and feel), you’d think he discovered something new.

The Perils of Native Advertising

With predictions that newspapers will devise “in-house studios that will produce ads for advertisers,” one is left with the impression that this new scary day is just around the corner. But it’s not. It’s already here. The newspaper industry, however, has an incentive to keep things quiet and cozy. So we Americans don’t hear about it. 15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers.

Via Edudemic Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment.

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers

Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow. While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

"What I Would Teach"

Fake images/videos. 5w example. Evaluating sources (the 5Ws) From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg in 14 Lessons. The full News Literacy course, developed at Stony Brook University, organizes the material into 8 concepts that are spread amongst our 14 week course that take students from the first information revolution of Johannes Gutenberg's printing press to the Digital Age of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook.

From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg in 14 Lessons

Each lesson stands alone or can easily be integrated into your program. Below, find a summary of each of those lessons, and a link to the most updated version of the teaching materials for each from our professors at Stony Brook University. Each of the following Course Packs include PowerPoint presentations, associated media, lecture notes, and recitation materials. Our course structure changed in the Fall 2015 semester. The changes are outlined in our updated syllabus from that semester.