Find and share resources to help students learn to analyze, evaluate, and communicate in a world with countless media sources and constant access to powerful computers.
Using Infographics to Build Media Literacy and Higher-Order Thinking SkillsTeaching infographic literacy involves asking students to flex their critical thinking skills—and their creative muscles.1.7k
Helping Students Hone Their Critical Thinking SkillsUsed consistently, these strategies can help middle and high school teachers guide students to improve much-needed skills.
Teaching Students to Analyze Fake NewsThis four-step process teaches students how to identify and critically analyze the misinformation embedded in fake news articles shared on social media.460
Getting Fast Thinkers to Slow DownTalking students through how the brain works—its shortcuts and tendency to draw incorrect conclusions based on limited information—can help them study and learn better.962
A Teacher’s Guide to Copyright and Fair UseThere are rules when it comes to using copyrighted material in the classroom—and easy ways to make sure you’re always in the clear.4.3k
What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital CitizenshipIdeas on how to guide students to the knowledge and experience they need to act responsibly online.11.2k
What Fact-Checkers Know About Media Literacy—and Students Should, TooProfessional fact-checkers use a strategy that’s at odds with how we usually teach information literacy. Here’s how to pass it on to your students.1.2k
Preparing Social Studies Students to Think Critically in the Modern WorldVetting primary resources isn’t easy—but doing it well is crucial for fostering engagement and deeper learning in a rapidly changing world.4.5k
Teaching Students to Evaluate WebsitesA few pointers on how to guide middle and high school students to determine whether a website offers accurate information.1.5k
Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online InformationUse these strategies to help middle and high school students identify relevance, accuracy, bias, and reliability in the content they read.7.2k
An Engaging Word Game Helps Students Grasp Implicit BiasA simple fill-in-the-blank exercise helped students understand the power of words and the way they might convey unspoken beliefs.4.1k
8 Tips to Help Students Evaluate WebsitesWhen students learn the tools for assessing a website’s authenticity, they gain valuable critical thinking and media literacy skills.204
5 Reasons to Actually Encourage Students to Use WikipediaDespite its drawbacks, the online encyclopedia has value, particularly for those just getting started with research.1.3k
Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy StrategiesVisual literacy explicitly teaches a collection of competencies that will help students think through, think about, and think with pictures.8.1k
How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary StudentsA lesson plan for helping students as young as kindergarten begin to understand how to be safe online.4.5k