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Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online

Education scholars say youth are duped by sponsored content and don't always recognize political bias of social messages.

Education

How a journalism class is teaching middle schoolers to fight fake news

Research last year out of Stanford University revealed that students – from middle schoolers to undergraduates – are easily duped by false …

Did Media Literacy Backfire?

It’s a great headline, isn’t it?As director of Data & Society Research Institute and author of <i>It’s Complicated,</i> danah boyd has a conflicted …

Media Literacy

danah boyd on Teen Privacy Strategies in Networked Publics

Trust Me, I'm Your Smartphone

Place the winky face emoticon where you think it best fits: Social media makes you feel lonely. Social media makes you feel less alone. Smartphone …

News and America’s Kids: How Young People Perceive and Are Impacted by the News

ICA International Panel on Media Literacy High Poverty Neigborhoods

Guide to Responding to Online Harassment - The Association For Media Literacy

Four out of ten internet users have experienced online harassment. 88% of teens say that they have witnessed someone being mean to someone else on …

5 trends in literacy education for 2017

We outline the crucial best practices that are promoting reading and writing success and encouraging critical thinking skills.

Education

New Study: Nearly Half of Millennials Struggle With News Literacy and Critical Thinking

BOSTON, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The ability to identify fake news and other false information has never been more important. That makes critical …

Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society

Anxious about the widespread consumption and spread of propaganda and fake news during this year’s election cycle, many progressives are calling for …

Before Twitter and Facebook, there was Morse code: Remembering social media’s true inventor

In late March of 2006, a college dropout named Jack Dorsey finished coding a site for Internet users to post 140-character messages.<p>It was called twttr.<p>Dorsey and his co-founders eventually added vowels to the service, forming Twitter. The name made total sense.<p>“The definition was ‘a short burst of …

History

Popular Ed-Tech Platform Edmodo Hacked, Faulted for Ad-Tracking

« New Student Data Privacy Toolkit Encourages Parent Advocacy | Main<p>It's been a tough few days for Edmodo.<p>Last Thursday, Motherboard broke news that …

Rethinking Critical Thinking With the Help of Carl Sagan

Let's face it, when more than half of undergraduates believe that a full moon causes people to behave oddly, when two-thirds of them believe that …

How to recognize false content online - the new 5 Ws

Everyone – online platforms, news organizations, individuals and civil society – has an important part to play in keeping hoaxes and false news from …

7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News

When students are learning about research topics and current events, they must also learn about how perspective and bias may affect the information …

Five Laws of MIL | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy<p>We are travelling towards the universality of books, the Internet and all forms of “containers of …

Free Lesson Plans —

The Fourth R team has developed free lesson plans on Critical Media Literacy for all elementary and secondary students and parents, and on …

Who’s Controlling Your World? 5/10

According to former Wikimedia Executive Director, Sue Gardner, we spend three hours each day inside our mobile apps, for every hour we spend on the …

Media Literacy: Storytelling As Change Agent

website<p>https://padlet.com/cinehead3/storytelling<p>Resources from our @SXSWEdu presentation (@AskMsQ @cinehead @MisterCMaine)<p>2017-03-06 20:42:46 UTC

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL)

This week UNESCO launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).This global strategy marries the large, but …

School Libraries

This incredible tool lets you see how Facebook tracks you online

A browser extension shows you how Facebook infers what content you want to see based on your social media habits and behaviors.<p>Data Selfie is a free …

Machine Learning

McCain: Trump’s attacks on press are 'how dictators get started'

The Arizona senator said the nation needs a free and at times adversarial press.<p>President Donald Trump’s attacks on the press echo the language of dictators, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” warning the nation to heed lessons of history.<p>Attacks on the press, McCain said, …

Donald Trump

Media and Information Literacy as a Tool for Reinforcing Human Rights, Countering Radicalization and Extremism: Yearbook 2016

Every year the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Yearbook analyzes an important theme related to sustainable …

Facebook forced to disclose more information about its ad targeting

<i>Facebook now tells each of its users which advertisers are tracking them individually through so-called</i> <i>Custom Audiences</i><i>. This change was most likely</i> …

Google Play Store to remove millions of apps that don't reveal where user data goes

App developers have until March 15 to fix their privacy loopholes.<p>Google has started warning developers that it plans to remove all apps from its …