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Fake News, Misleading News, Biased News: Assignments on Evaluating Sources

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C-SPAN Classroom: Lesson idea: Media Literacy and Fake News  News  and media literacy lessons.

Walsh-Moorman, Elizabeth and Katie Ours. Introducing lateral reading before research MLA Style Center. (Objectives include identifying credibitilty and/or bias of a course, identifying how professional fact-checkers assess iinformation vs a general audience.)

A Course on News Literacy

Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens  A six week course
offered by The University of Hong Kong & The State University of New York via Coursera,  Audit the course  for free. Resources include a glossary of terms such as bias, cognitive dissonance, confirmation bias,  propaganda, selective dissonance, verfication, etc.

News Literacy. Digital Resource Center. Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University. Digital Resources Center.  The 14 Lessons  This course pack consists of lessons that can be taught in sequence or separately and cover topics such as verification, fairness and balance, bias, etc. This material is the basis for the Coursera course (above) on news literacy.

Fake New: Curriculum. Cal State University Long Beach

Fake News in First-Year Writing - Paul Corrigan

Need to Evaluate a Source? Try a Worksheet

Quality of News Sources - You Decide!

Vanessa Otero - a patent attorney - made a chart with her views on various news sites - and you can too! She put out a blank version so you can decide. See her blog post on news quality  and her chart on Twitter  


Valenza, J.  (2016, November 26).  Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a "post-truth" world.  School Library Journal. 

A course from University of Washington, Seattle, WA

A course from University of Michigan on fake news

Learning Tools Suggested by Richard Byrne

Learning tools suggested by Richard Byrne in his Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week.