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Below is a list of Media Literacy Resources. Click on the titles to reveal more information and a link to the resource.

Thinking Critically about Information Sources • Websites for Fact-Checking

Category | Websites

Thinking critically about our information sources is key to detecting misinformation. This resource, pulled from a list from the Research Centre at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, contains a list of fact-checking websites covering topics such as politics, science, and journalism.

Which Face is Real • From the Calling Bullshit Project

Category | Games | Apps

Which Face Is Real, is a creation of Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom at the University of Washington within the Calling Bullshit project. It is a game where you have to identify which image is real and which one is synthetic. It utilizes images sourced from using the StyleGAN software or real photos from the FFHQ dataset of Creative Commons and public domain images.

Crash Course • Media Literacy • A 12-episode journey into Media Literacy

Category | Courses | Workshops, Vlogs

A course on media literacy. Delve into decoding media manipulation and distinguishing fact-based news through tips and tricks. From movies to propaganda to everyday texts, the series spans the breadth of media. It will help you develop skills crucial for navigating popular culture, being a responsible citizen, and improving everyday communication. Jay Smooth is host of New York’s enduring hip-hop radio show the Underground Railroad, and a renowned media commentator.

Bad News • From fake news to chaos! How bad are you? Get as many followers as you can.

Category | Games | Apps

Explore the Bad News website, a tactical tool founded in 2018. Uncover the dark arts of disinformation dissemination through an engaging game where players assume the role of a fake news baron. Victory hinges on crafting headlines that lure the most followers. Developed by Cambridge University in collaboration with DROG, this automated online game empowers users to combat disinformation, fostering a savvy cohort adept at spotting and evading false information online. Funded by DROG, it stands as a notable initiative in the battle against misinformation. External evaluations are currently unavailable.

Reality Check: The Game • A game to navigate the digital realm’s authenticity challenges.

Category | Games | Apps

Dive into dynamic activities designed for teens and adults, a quest to hone authentication skills. Amidst the internet’s information maze, discerning truth from fiction becomes vital. In Reality Check, master the art of investigation – track a story’s origins, cross-reference with diverse sources, and wield tools like fact-checking sites and reverse image searches. Each mission unfolds on your social feed, presenting stories of varied reliability. Unleash your investigative prowess by magnifying clues scattered across the page, ultimately deciding the story’s credibility and shaping your response.

Digital Literacy 101 • The Digital Literacy Training Program for Canadian Educators

Category | Courses | Workshops

In addressing the discrepancy between the perceived importance of digital literacy skills among teachers and their integration into Canadian classrooms, MediaSmarts aims to bridge the gap. Their research indicates that teachers value teaching students skills like authenticating information, managing privacy, addressing cyberbullying, and staying safe online. However, the implementation of these skills in Canadian classrooms appears limited. To address this, MediaSmarts offers resources designed to support teachers in seamlessly incorporating digital literacy into their teaching practice. The goal is to assist educators in developing tailored digital literacy lessons and activities that cater to the specific needs of their students.

Media Smarts • Canada’s Centre for Digital Media Literacy

Category | Organizations, Websites

MediaSmarts, a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization focusing on digital and media literacy, envisions a future where children, youth, and trusted adults possess critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens. Since 1996, MediaSmarts has dedicated itself to developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools, and communities. The organization extends support to adults, equipping them with information and tools to aid children and teens in cultivating the necessary critical thinking skills for interacting with the media they love.

Common Sense • We’re working to make the digital world better for kids and families.

Category | Organizations

Common Sense is on a mission to transform the digital landscape for kids and families by addressing the oversight in technology designed for them. They believe in inspiring and entertaining media that caters to diverse families, technology that prioritizes privacy and community support, and learning tools that prepare students and teachers for success in a connected world. The organization provides media ratings, classroom resources, and research on the impact of media on children. With a collaborative approach, they work alongside partners to create a healthier, more equitable future for all kids in the digital age. Their key focus areas encompass media choice, digital equity, digital literacy and citizenship, tech accountability, and promoting a healthy childhood through advice, research, and community outreach.

NewsGuard • Transparent Tools to Counter Misinformation for Readers, Brands and Democracies

Category | Organizations, Websites

Media innovator Steven Brill and former Wall Street Journal publisher Gordon Crovitz created NewsGuard. They are dedicated to combating misinformation by offering transparent tools for readers, brands, and democracies. Since its inception in 2018, the global team, consisting of trained journalists and information specialists, has meticulously collected and updated over 6.9 million data points pertaining to more than 35,000 news sources. They track and catalog false narratives proliferating online and offer media literacy advice to individuals. NewsGuard also assists democratic governments in thwarting disinformation campaigns targeting their citizens.