Digital Information Literacy
In a world where people get most of their news and information on the web, it is more important than ever that you learn to distinguish what is fact and what is fiction, and how to tell if a resource is trustworthy. The resources below will help you sharpen your critical thinking skills concerning online news and information.
Websites for Fact Checking
The Media Wise Teen Fact-Checking Network is a virtual newsroom made up of middle schoolers and high schoolers who use social media to debunk viral misinformation and share media literacy tips.
FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that monitors that accuracy of what is said by politicians and political candidates in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
Displays the top news stories from left, center, and right-leaning news sources side-by-side so that users can easily identify different perspectives and bias in reporting. They also provide special alerts on bias in reporting of current issues.
Provides information about over 5200 news sources and journalists, and rates them according to any bias they exhibit. A great place to start when determining the credibility of a source.
A digital encyclopedia of American politics, and an unbiased resource for information on elections, politics, and policy.
Provides free, online learning modules concerning topics such as how to read a webpage, what is clickbait and how to identify it, and photo manipulation.
Popular YA author John Green teaches you how to evaluate what you see on the internet in 10 short episodes.
An e-learning platform that provides free tips, tools, and learning modules to sharpen your critical thinking and evaluation of online information.