INVESTIGATE

UNDERSTAND AND ANALYZE CIVIC INFORMATION ONLINE,
CONSIDER WHAT INFORMATION YOU CAN TRUST

TEACHER BACKGROUND

INFORMATION

Videos and curricular resources:

Teaching Channel Deep Dive on Educating for Democracy in Digital Age. Investigation and Research: How do I help students research issues that matter to them? Videos and curricular resources.

Blog Posts Written by Teachers:

 

Edwards, Nicole. (2014). Blog post. Using Infographics as a Writing Tool and Accommodation for Out of the Box Thinkers. EDDA Blog.

 

Rothbard, Lisa. (2014). Blog post. Writing, Research, and Youth Voice. EDDA Blog.

 

Sheffer, Marguerite. (2014). Blog post. Online Research is a Human Right. EDDA Blog.

 

Articles:

 

Bence, Janelle, Erica Hodgin & Joseph Kahne. (2017). How to Combat Fake News. Teaching Channel Podcast.

 

Gold, Jonathan. (2017). Teaching in the Post-Truth Era. Huffington Post.

 

Dyer, John. (2017) Can News Literacy Be Taught?: At a time when more critical media consumption is sorely needed, news literacy can be a difficult skill to impart.

 

McGrew, Sara, Teresa Ortega, Joel Breakstone, and Sam Wineburg. (2017). The Challenge That's Bigger Than Fake News: Civic Reasoning in a Social Media Environment. AFT Our News.


Zuckerman, Ethan. (2017). Stop Saying “Fake News”. It’s Not Helping. Medium.

Other Resources:

ISTE’s Top 10 sites to help students check their facts

 

Educator Resource Guide for Democracy, Civic Engagement and Media Literacy -- Facing History

 

Checkology -- News Literacy Project

 

Credibility Challenge -- Annenberg Institute

 

KQED Teach: Explore these free online modules related to Voice...

  • Making Infographics = helps educators learn the techniques and design basics to create compelling data driven stories

  • Digital Annotation with Hypothes.is = helps educators learn about web annotation for personal note-taking, group discussion, and public commentary as well as reflect about the role of web annotation as civic engagement

  • You can explore other modules from KQED Teach here.

 

News & Media Literacy Toolkit for Educators -- Common Sense Media

 

Media Literacy Tools to Comprehend and Critique Fake News -- Educator Innovator webinar