Information and Media Literacy
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Information & Digital Literacy
We are all constantly consuming, sifting through, and searching for information online. How do you know what is true, accurate and reliable?
Make sure you watch all 4 videos in the playlist below.
The videos below are additional tools you can use to think about the reliability of the information, content, and resources you are using.
Social Media Misrepresentations
Social media is used for many different useful, creative, and informative purposes. Unfortunately, there are some people who use social media to intentionally mislead others.
Crash Course In Media Literacy
This video series from CrashCourse covers how to navigate the information and media we are constantly surrounded by.
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), "Misinformation is false or inaccurate information—getting the facts wrong. Disinformation is false information which is deliberately intended to mislead—intentionally making the misstating facts". Here is more information on disinformation and misinformation.
What are the types of misinformation that can be used to spread false or misleading information?
Dictionary.com's definition of Misinformation:
Disinformation vs. Misinformation: What's the Difference?
This article from Dictionary.com explains the difference between disinformation and disinformation. They're not actually synonyms, and there is a difference!
Disinformation vs. Misinformation
Try the Fake Out Game and Website Evaluation tool to test your information and media literacy skills.
Think you can tell the difference between real and false information?
Try the Fake Out Game and see how you score!
Click on the worksheet below to work through the process of evaluating websites.
How many followers can you get? Become a fake news tycoon and gain as many followers as you can!