media literacy

How to spot a misleading graph

We tend to trust graphs because they’re based on facts. But graphs can be manipulated in ways that distort the information. Learning to evaluate graphs is a media literacy skill. There’s a TED Ed lesson to accompany this video.

Teaching and Learning with Twitter

In a unique partnership with UNESCO, Twitter has launched its updated Teaching and Learning with Twitter. This teacher’s guide is designed to help teach basic information and skills about how to navigate a complicated media environment. This media and information literacy resource covers: Media & Information Literacy and Global Citizenship Education Media & Information Literacy… Read more

How to Spot Fake News

Need a simple reminder for how to spot fake news? Here’s a poster from the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) with 8 steps. You are encouraged to print and share it. Bonus! This poster is available in more than 38 languages. Can you spot fake news? Test your skills by playing Factitious.

Fact or Fiction Online?

This week is Media Literacy Week. This year’s theme is Fact or Fake: Helping the World Stop Misinformation it Its Tracks, highlighting the importance of verifying that online information is true, unbiased and relevant. Here are some places you can find more tips and tools for evaluating web information: Authenticating Information including Reality Check –… Read more

Inclusion in a Connected World

This week is Media Literacy Week. Co-led by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, this week highlights the importance of digital and media literacy, particularly for children and young people. This year’s theme of Inclusion in a Connected World: A Place and a Voice for Everyone promotes ways in which diverse voices, perspectives and talents… Read more

Fighting Fake News

Fake news is in the news. Can you tell if online news is true or false? As we mentioned in an earlier blogpost, recent research shows that students may not be able to tell if online news is true or fake. Here are a couple of resources to help teach media literacy: Fighting Fake News… Read more

Media Literacy Week 2016

Today is the start of Media Literacy Week. Media Literacy Week highlights the importance of teaching children and teens digital and media literacy skills to help make sure their use of media for playing, learning and working is positive and enriching. This year’s theme is Makers and Creators, celebrating ways parents and teachers can help… Read more

Media Literacy Week

This week is Media Literacy Week. An initiative of MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, it’s a time to focus on the importance of digital and media literacy as key components in the education of children and young people. The theme this year is Respect in a Digital World, encouraging young people to act responsibly… Read more