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SHEG: Civic Online Reasoning

SHEG: Civic Online Reasoning

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Standards for Distance Learning Library Services Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, July 2008. Revised June 2016. Standards for Distance Learning Library Services Worksheet (.XLSX, 2018 Supplemental Worksheet) Contents Everyone Has Invisible Bias. This Lesson Shows Students How to Recognize It. Last year, an English teacher at my school came to me with an all-too-common concern about an essay a student named Kyle had just turned in. The teacher’s 10th grade class had just finished op-ed essays on a topic of their choice, and Kyle had chosen to examine the economic impact of illegal immigration on the U.S. economy. But in his submitted draft every source in his bibliography—and I do mean every—leaned toward one political bias, and sometimes quite heavily.

Digital News Report: Australia - University of Canberra Most Australians will miss local news if it disappears COVID-19 pandemic has proven how much local news still matters as people need to get information about the spread of the virus in their area and keep up with the advice of local authorities which may be different to national guidelines. During the bushfires, almost half of news consumers (45%) said that they were very or extremely interested in local news. Local newspapers and their websites were cited as the top source of local news (41%). We found that almost a quarter of news consumers were turning to alternative sources such as local social media groups for news about their community.

*Privacy, Consent, and the Virtual One-Shot – ACRLog (the current academic library situation) Guest poster Nora Almeida is an instruction and outreach librarian at the New York City College of Technology (CUNY) and a volunteer at Interference Archive. Nora researches and writes about critical pedagogy, social justice, neoliberalism, performance, and place. You can find her on twitter: @nora_almeida. What Is Fake News? - Fake News Websites You've definitely heard about fake news by now. There's a chance it's come up in class, around the dinner table with your family, or on Twitter. But the term may have left you wondering: WTF is fake news anyway? We live in an age of 'fake news'. But Australian children are not learning enough about media literacy Today we release the findings from our new research into how young Australians consume and think about news media. Following a summer of bushfires and during the COVID-19 pandemic, young people have told us they consume news regularly. But they also say they can find it frightening and many don’t ask questions about the true source of the information they are getting. To our surprise, despite widespread concern about “fake news” and a growing body of evidence about the reach and impact of misinformation, many young people are also not getting formal education about news media at school. Our research

Tutorials & Videos - The Claremont Colleges Library Start Your Research contains 4 modules, each requiring 10-15 minutes to complete. After completing all of the modules, learners will be able to Understand the goal(s) of your assignmentDetermine the information you needExplain how knowledge is created over timeFind the information you need in the library Module 1: Understand Your Assignment The Fight Against ‘Fake News’ in the Classroom Gets a Boost Years before phrases like “fake news” and “alternative facts” made their way into the English lexicon, Alan Miller realized that a time was coming when the truth would need defending. It was 2006, and Miller—then an investigative reporter in the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times—had just spoken to 175 sixth graders at his daughter’s middle school about his job as a journalist and why it mattered. The internet had already begun transforming the news industry, in ways immediately apparent and yet to be seen, and he was thinking about—and giving talks about—what the future held for journalism. So when his daughter, then 12, brought home 175 handwritten thank you notes from her classmates that day, Miller’s wheels started turning. “I could see it resonated with them,” he says.

News and Young Australians in 2020 Between February 28 and March 16 2020 we surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,069 young Australians aged 8-16 years to understand their news engagement practices and experiences. This survey repeats and extends a survey we carried out in 2017. The analysis shows that in the three years since we undertook our first survey of young Australians’ news practices and experiences, while some findings have remained constant, there have also been some significant changes. In the report we explain the following key findings: Social news consumption is a significant trend that requires attention Young Australians do not trust news media organisations Misinformation and disinformation is not being challenged by many young AustraliansAdults need to initiate supportive conversations with young Australians about news There is an urgent need to support media literacy initiatives, in and out of school Many young Australians regularly consume news, and care about its future

Education Services - University at Buffalo Libraries Librarians from the University at Buffalo (UB) Libraries are active participants in building the information literacy competencies of students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. UB librarians work with faculty and teaching assistants to introduce research resources, consult on research projects, provide information literacy instruction, and integrate library resources into programs, courses, and curricula. Micro-CredentialsThe Advanced Information Literate badge is designed to build upon a student’s search skills and expertise in the information literacy concepts that underpin scholarship at a Tier 1 Research Institute. WorkshopsThe Libraries work with other areas on campus to offer workshops on a variety of subjects relevant to students, faculty, and staff.

Fact Finder: Your Foolproof Guide to Media Literacy Are your students savvy searchers? Can they spot the difference between a straight news article and an opinion piece? Do they recognize bias in their sources … or in themselves? Tackle these challenges and more using Fact Finder’s 11 flexible, multimedia lesson plans. Eight skill-building lesson plans introduce essential media literacy concepts through engaging explainer videos and colorful infographics that help students revisit, retain and apply the key concepts. The accompanying News or Noise?

Media Literacy Project Leads Dr. Tanya Notley, Senior LecturerSchool of Humanities and Communication Arts and Institute for Culture & Society, Western Sydney University