I recently read a piece about the News Literacy website in my WiLS Community Chronicle e-newsletter:
The News Literacy Project is a national education nonprofit offering nonpartisan, independent programs that teach students how to know what to believe in the digital age. Check out their website for more information, their professional development opportunities, the Civics Connection blog, and to subscribe to The Sift, their newsletter in which staff “sort through recent rumors, hoaxes and other misinformation to bring you the best teachable moments in news literacy.”
I then explored the website, finding it to be an interesting mixture of educational snippets and opportunities for educators to take classes in preparation for guiding/teaching others. It is definitely worth checking out, especially since it has such a wonderfully constructive goal of helping all of us to better navigate the often manipulated news and views found through any form of media.
Written by John Kronenburg, NFLS Information Technology and Technical Support