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EDUC 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy - The Power of Primary Sources

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Digital Literacy Search Tools and Programs for Fact Checking, Critical Thinking Angles, Curriculum Resources

Gapminder: Unveiling the Statistics for a Fact-based World View 

Gapminder is a Swedish non-profit organization founded by Hans Rosling. Their brilliant data visualizations, based on research facts, provide a solid foundation for critical thinking about our world.

10 Creative Ways to Teach Media Literacy

Saga Briggs defines media literacy as "...the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media in a variety of forms."

We live with powerful computers on the wrist, in the pocket, and on the lap. Do we have the skills to think with technology to interpret the information streaming through us? A quick, graphic-rich overview of how to teach (and learn) these vital skills.

New Research Highlights A Digital Literacy Gap — Here's How To Bridge It

Thinking and digital literacy skills are needed in marketing and corporate business. Peter Horst describes how the gap is real, and it represents an opportunity for agile thinkers.

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

The (RRCHNM) is a multi-disciplinary umbrella organization offering resources, tools, and specialized websites focused on primary sources. Their many projects include:

Eagle Eye Citizen

Interactive challenges to explore the Library of Congress primary sources.

National History Education Clearinghouse

Rich resources for K-12 teachers

From the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization. They combine investigative journalism with academic research to illuminate the gray areas of political bias.  

Common Sense Media: News and Media Literacy

This subsection of Commonsense Media focuses on helping children and teens cope with distorted, often scary news. They help young people learn to fact-check, find reliable sources, and recognize fact vs. fiction.

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything: Media Literacy

Curated classics on how to think about media

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