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History lessons to think like an historian. - The Washington Post. Hero Pig Saves A Drowning Goat | Nathan For You. HOW TO SPOT FAKE IMAGES ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET. Digital Literacy. Digital forensic tool list. False status updates go viral | Viral rumor rundown | Facebook's anti-vax crackdown. Around the worldAustralia: Facebook said on Wednesday that it opposes a proposal made in December by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that the regulatory agency have the power to investigate how news and advertising is ranked on the platform.

Facebook says that it is not primarily a channel for news distribution, that such a government-regulated ranking system would end up favoring some publishers over others, and that “people, and not regulators,” should decide what they see. Canada: In advance of federal elections later this year, Google said it would simply ban political ads rather than comply with legislation passed in December (and soon to become law) that would require it to keep a registry of all political or partisan ads it publishes directly or indirectly.

Romania: Facebook on Thursday removed four pages, 24 accounts and a public group coordinating to present themselves as news sites and sowing divisive materials that favored the ruling party. IFLA -- How To Spot Fake News. Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance. Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy more broadly, and the role of libraries and other education institutions in providing this. When Oxford Dictionaries announced post-truth was Word of the Year 2016, we as librarians realise action is needed to educate and advocate for critical thinking – a crucial skill when navigating the information society.

IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News) to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you. Download, print, translate, and share – at home, at your library, in your local community, and on social media networks. The more we crowdsource our wisdom, the wiser the world becomes. Download the infographic Translations. Hierarchy of scientific evidence – keys to scientific skepticism. 50 Mini Lessons For Teaching Students Research Skills Kathleen Morris 1qxevz5. The EdTech Show. Calling Bullshit — Videos. In Spring 2017, we taught the course for the first time as a series of ten hour-long lectures.

These lectures were recorded using multiple cameras and edited to form a video series. We have divided up every lecture into a set of a shorter segments; each segment should more or less stand alone on its own merits. The full playlist of all course videos is available on the UW Information School's YouTube channel. Lecture 1: An Introduction to Bullshit March 29, 2017 1.1 Introduction to Bullshit.Bullshit is everywhere, and we've had enough. 1.2 Calling Bullshit on Ourselves.Jevin uses data graphics to boast about explosive growth at our website — and Carl calls bullshit. 1.3 Brandolini's Bullshit Asymmetry Principle. 1.4 Classroom Discussion. 1.5 The Philosophy of Bullshit.How do we define bullshit?

Lecture 2: Spotting Bullshit April 5, 2017 2.2 Sounds Too Good to be True. 2.3 Entertain Multiple Hypotheses. 2.4 Fermi Estimation. 2.5 Unfair Comparisons. April 12, 2017. How to teach your kids to tell fact from fake news - Marianne Stenger - ABC Splash - Parents play an important role in teaching their kids how to critically evaluate the news. These media literacy skills are vital for kids growing up in the digital age.

Here's how you can help your kids navigate the news. Kids and teenagers are consuming more media than ever before, and research shows that on average they now spend at least six hours a day using media. The type of media being used is changing too, and according to the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, social media now outstrips television as the main news source for young people. Although this isn’t a bad thing per se, it is concerning when you take into account that social media has been a big purveyor of media hype and fake news in recent years. A report released by Western Sydney University, Queensland University of Technology and Crinkling News found that many children don’t adequately critique the media they consume or look to the source of a story to verify its truth. 1. 2.

Who created it? 3. 4. 5. Gamewright | Award-winning Family Games | Board, Dice, Party. News games: engaging tools for fighting misinformation – News Co/Lab. The purpose of Bad News is to gain a social media following while earning six different badges like Emotion and Impersonation. Once a user sets up a fake account he/she can use bots and memes to reach more followers. The game explains these terms before presenting the options. The game always presents different options and gives an explanation of why the one the user chooses works or doesn’t work. The game asks the user to take a survey before beginning (it is optional) and presents the same survey at the end plus demographic info. — Lisa Jackson Factitious presents a news story and asks the player to click a green checkmark if he/she believes it to be a true story or a red X if not (in the mobile version you swipe right for news and left for fake instead of checkmark and X).

There is an option to check the source before voting. Fakey allows users to engage with a simulated social media feed and pick out which stories are real or fake. Articles Introduction to Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #1. Search like a Ninja. 2019 Goal – More News Literacy! – Don't Shush Me! This year I challenged myself to learn as much as I could about the News Literacy skills needed to navigate in this “fake news,” “alternative facts,” and mis- and dis-information overloaded era we find ourselves in.

To that end, I spent the summer learning as much as I could about News Literacy. I started the school year by offering a “Fighting “Fake News” in the classroom with News Literacy” PD to my teachers during our beginning of the year in-service. In that P.D., I had teachers work to create definitions for the term “fake news,” and discuss the problems inherent with that term. We sussed out various characteristics that might encourage people to call something “fake news,” (propaganda, clickbait, deepfakes, bias, etc etc) and decided a better term is “unreliable news” or “unreliable information.” The P.D. session was very successful, and the feedback from staff was excellent. Most recently, I was able to do a 3 day news literacy mini-unit for our Pop Culture elective. Like this: Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning.

To Learn, Students Need to DO Something. Source Checker - ABC Education. Eyewitnesses These are people who were there and saw something, or are directly affected in some way — e.g. victims or bystanders in a crime or disaster. Expert Opinions These are people who have credible expertise in the area being reported on — e.g. academics, scientists or certified practitioners. Official Statements These can be issued by government or public services or private individuals and companies, and represent an 'on the record' response to an event covered by the media. e.g. Reports and Statistics. These are published findings by an institute or research group, or by corporate organisations — e.g. the Australian Census, an independent report on the impact of gaming, or shoe sales figures. Emails, documents and social media These are any published or unpublished written sources that can be used in the story — e.g. an email exchange that is evidence supporting an accusation, a controversial tweet or a recently published memoir.

Videos, recordings and other media Opinions. 7 Things Every Learner Needs to Learn Effectively. SIFT - news literacy site. Around the world Austria: A nine-year court case over controversial statements made by an Austrian woman about the Prophet Muhammad ended last week. The European Court of Human Rights upheld a lower court decision that the woman, who was identified only as “Mrs. S.,” had defamed the marriage of the founder of Islam in her two seminars titled “Basic Information About Islam.” The court ruled that what she had said “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and free expression.

She was fined 480 euros (about $547). Discuss: Should governments make types of expression that go “beyond the limits of an objective debate” illegal? Directory of best content curation tools and services organized by categories. New versions of Research Smarter resource sheets now available! – Information Literacy Website. The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has issued new versions of its Research Smarter resource sheets, which are designed to help secondary school students research effectively and be information literate. The original set of leaflets was produced in early 2016, in collaboration with the TeenTech initiative, but these were largely intended to meet the requirements of the schools that bid for awards in TeenTech’s annual competitions.

This new edition has been adapted to make the resource sheets of wider appeal and no longer tied solely to these competitions. The set consists of ten resource sheets, nine of which are each focused on a different aspect of the research process, and on how the effective and discerning use of information forms a crucial part of that process. For instance, the sheets cover areas such as defining research questions; choosing/using search engines; evaluating information; referencing your research; and copyright issues. Resources and Downloads to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning. Discover the Benefits of Inquiry-Based Learning A Case for Curiosity: Hear from one educator on the value of asking “why?”

And learn how to preserve and nurture a curious mindset. (Edutopia, 2016) 3 Rules to Spark Learning: Watch a short video to understand how student questions seed real learning. (TED Talks, 2013) Why Curiosity Enhances Learning: Read about findings of a neurological study on curiosity. (Edutopia, 2014) Designing Learning That Matters: Learn about the benefits of inquiry-driven, deep-learning experiences. (Edutopia, 2015) The Research Behind Choice and Inquiry-Based Education: Explore a collection of research and success stories. (A.J. Create Learning Environments That Foster Inquiry How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School: Take a look at five ways to create learning environments that value questions.

Plan Curriculum That Supports Inquiry Use Strategies to Increase Inquiry in the Classroom Conduct Activities That Promote Inquiry. Developing Searching, Skimming, and Scanning Skills With Internet Bingo. Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Student Objectives Session 1 Sessions 2 and 3 Extensions Student Assessment/Reflections Students will Develop skill in selecting key terms by conducting Internet searches to find necessary informationDevelop skill in skimming and scanning by using websites to find information for a bingo gameUnderstand the purposes of using skimming and scanning by practicing these skills in order to win a game back to top Session 1 Sessions 2 and 3 Depending on how much time you allot for the game, it is possible to complete Sessions 2 and 3 as one session.

Have students create new bingo boards using other websites and topics. In addition to taking notes and assessing student responses to the game prompts, a Skim & Scan Bingo Reflection and Self-Assessment is provided for informal assessment purposes. Basic Search Education Lesson Plans - GoogleWebSearchEducation. Web search can be a remarkable research tool for students - and we've heard from educators that they could use some help to teach better search skills in their classroom. The following Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers and the Search Education team to help you do just that. The lessons are short, modular and not specific to any discipline so you can mix and match to what best fits the needs of your classroom. Additionally, all lessons come with a companion set of slides (and some with additional resources) to help you guide your in-class discussions.

They are all under Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike, so feel free to adapt them and use them as you see fit! Just please link back to this page. Understanding the fundamentals of how search engines work will help your students become better searchers. What is the Web? Search is easy but some practice and technique will take your students a long way. Which link should I follow? More resources: IATUL Webinar 2Oct18. Can you tell fact from fiction in the news? Most students can't. Have you clicked through to this article from your news feed? Are you checking it on your phone? More of us are consuming news online, and increasingly we’re turning to social media for news. Social media platforms are now the main source of news for Australians aged 18 to 24.

The Digital News Report: Australia 2018 shows while Australians’ trust in the media has risen overall, when it comes to online news, 65% of Australians are still concerned about what’s real and what isn’t. Less than one-quarter of those surveyed said they trusted social media as a source of news. Despite the issues with trust, news media is a critical part of keeping up to date and informed for most Australians – particularly young people. Read more: How a journalism class is teaching middle schoolers to fight fake news Australia needs dedicated media literacy curricula Recent studies show young Australians are not confident about spotting false news online.

Why the mistrust of the media? The Keyword Inquiry Log Docume. Designing an interactive virtual learning environment with a learner centered approach. Lateral reading study for information accuracy. Civic Reasoning in a Social Media Environment. Since the November 2016 presidential election, coverage of “fake news” has been everywhere. It’s hard to turn on the TV without hearing the term. Google and Facebook have pitched plans for fighting the menace.1 State legislators have even introduced bills to mandate K–12 instruction on the topic.2 Fake news is certainly a problem.

Sadly, however, it’s not our biggest. Fact-checking organizations like Snopes and PolitiFact can help us detect canards invented by enterprising Macedonian teenagers,3 but the Internet is filled with content that defies labels like “fake” or “real.” Determining who’s behind information and whether it’s worthy of our trust is more complex than a true/false dichotomy. For every social issue, there are websites that blast half-true headlines, manipulate data, and advance partisan agendas.

The Internet dominates young people’s lives. When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks, we can expect many variations. Assessments of Civic Online Reasoning 1. 2. 3. Civic Online Reasoning. If young people are not prepared to critically evaluate the information that bombards them online, they are apt to be duped by false claims and misleading arguments. To help teachers address these critical skills, we’ve developed assessments of civic online reasoning—the ability to judge the credibility of digital information about social and political issues.

These assessments ask students to reason about online content. We’ve designed paper-and-pencil tasks as well as tasks that students complete online. These assessments are intended for flexible classroom use. We hope teachers use the tasks to design classroom activities, as the basis for discussions about digital content, and as formative assessments to learn more about students’ progress as they learn to evaluate online information. These tasks came out of research with thousands of students from across the country. 13 Tips for Teaching News and Information Literacy. World Press Photo Disqualified 16% of Finalists This Year. Know Your Sources. Why This Book? – Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers. From Digital Native to Digital Expert.