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Resources for learning about media literacy.

Books on Media Literacy

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Evaluating News Sources

Media Literacy Teaching Tools

Online Verification Skills

Series of videos about online verification skills by Michael Caulfield.

Skepticism in the Era of Fake News and Circular Reporting

Evaluating COVID-19 Information

The World Health Organization has called the misinformation about COVID-19 an infodemic - "an overabundance of information, both online and offline. It includes deliberate attempts to disseminate wrong information to undermine the public health response and advance agendas of groups or individuals." 

Misinformation Escape Rooms

CRAAP Test - Evaluation Criteria

Evaluate your information using the CRAAP test. Based on what you discover, go back, brainstorm, and do more research.

How new (or old) is the information? 
Is the information out of date for your topic?
Does the information address your topic, thesis and supporting arguments? 
Is it at an appropriate level (i.e not too elementary or too advanced?)
Who wrote the information? Individual or institution? Are they credible?
Are the author's credentials or qualifications given?
Is there author's contact information?
Is the information consistent with other sources? 
Does the information seem biased?
Are there spelling or grammar mistakes?
Why was the information created? To persuade? To educate? To sell something?
Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions clear?
Are there political, cultural, institutional or personal biases and opinions?