Help educators and teens evaluate online news for credibility and trust to strengthen their communities’ resilience to Fake News.
A grant from Mozilla supports the development of three interactive web literacy lessons and web apps to facilitate learning.
What are we working on?
Our team is currently focused on drafting curriculum for three units and developing a web app version of Legit-o-Meter.
Sarah also participated in a webinar hosted by EducatorInnovator.org with other media literacy and education advocates on “Media Literacy Tools to Comprehend & Critique Fake News”
One of our technical contributors, Rally Jinx, demo’d an early prototype of our Legit-o-Meter Learning App.
These lessons will empower students with valuable news literacy skills that they can use to recognize, evaluate, and combat fake news and misinformation.
The goal of Lesson 1 is to give students the tools to examine a web article’s credibility. The Mission:FakeNews team will develop a web app version of the Kraken the Code Web Literacy Exercise.
The goal of Lesson 2 is to help students better understand how fake new is produced and how it is spread. Students will have the opportunity to deconstruct fake news and to explore the techniques people use to create fake news, and the consequences of those techniques.
The goal of the Lesson 3 is to put students in the editor’s chair and give them a chance to make decisions common in news organizations, and to experience the consequences of those decisions. With this lesson, students will gain a deeper understanding of how fake news fits in a broader news and information ecosystem.