The focus for Media Literacy Week is Fake News and Fact Checking
For more information about this week, you can find more on the Media Smarts site medialiteracyweek.ca and follow #MediaLitWk on social media. You can also follow the #ONedSsChat hashtag for the growing student voice on this topic.
Some resources to support your Media Literacy week work.
- How to tell fact from fake news: Use this as a lesson about the North American Tree Octopus as a springboard for discussions about fake news posted to web locations.
- Hoax or no hoax – Read Write Think lesson plan for gr. 9-12
Some Resources from Media Smarts Canada to support your fact checking and fake news detection skills.
- Jo Cool or Jo Fool – media smarts resource
- Reality Check – Getting the Goods on Health and Science (video)
- Reality Check – News You Can Use (video)
Some resources from the University of South Carolina Library:
- Fake News
- Has a great video resource that can be used to fact check for fake news
- Seven types of propaganda – infographic
- Website evaluation using the STAAR framework – slant, topical, authority, accuracy, relevance – with downloadable PDF file and checklist/ fillable version
- Analyzing a web URL – helps you determine if the site you’re checking has a legitimate web address.
I have to include Mike Caulfield’s open access Pressbook publication titled Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers – and other people who care about facts. This book introduces the 4 habits from the fact checking process – check for previous work, to upstream to the source, read laterally, and circle back (Caulfield, 2017). This resource may be better suited for older students or higher education contexts.
- Ten C’s for evaluating internet resources (Data Recovery Lab) intended for adult audience and academics.
- ABC’s for determining credible sources – links to additional pages for A-authority and accuracy; B-bias and beneficiary; C-currency and coverage.
- For Teachers – PEI evaluation of sources and resources (2008) but still worth a look (pg. 37 has URL evaluation resource suggestions
- 10 Ways You’re Secretly Tricked by Companies (Video)
- How to Analyze an Advertisement, Centre for Media Literacy
- Positively Social (Video)
I’ll post additional resources as the week progresses.
I look forward to participating in the ONedSsChat on Friday morning.
This event is part of a month long conversation about Media Literacy.
How to spot fake news