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New SLAM School: Finding Common Ground in Troubled Times

February 19, 2019




We are excited to share our first SLAM School of 2019, which features the amazing educators Jeff Share, Sarah Bonner, and Ben Boyington in conversation with Nicole Mirra. 


In the comment box below, please share any resources you use related to helping students navigate our complex multimedia information landscape and finding common ground for dialogue.


Here are some resources we found to get us started!


Who Made It: UCLA Teacher Education Program Critical Media Literacy Course

What Is It: Teaching Youth to Critically Read and Produce Media

What You'll Find Here: A wealth of links to resources and media about timely civic topics, including race and racism, gender and sexism, advertising and consumerism, photography and visual literacy, climate change and environmental justice, and more!



Who Made It: National Literacy Trust

What Is It: Fake News and Critical Literacy Resources

What You’ll Find Here: Lessons, informational handouts and discussion resources for parents, primary, and secondary teachers (aligned with recommendations from the Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills in Schools)




Who Made It: Common Sense Education

What Is It: News & Media Literacy Educator Toolkit

What You’ll Find Here: Teaching tools and lessons by grade level & topic, take-home student activities, videos and interactive educational games, supplemental materials for family engagement




Who Made It: BBC Teach

What Is It: Help Students Spot Fake News

What You’ll Find Here: Video, website, and article resources (with a journalism spin) for fighting fake news




Who Made It: PBS NewsHour Extra

What Is It: Lesson Plan: How to teach your students about fake news

What You’ll Find Here: One common-core aligned lesson plan for 7-12 graders (subjects: Social studies, U.S. government, civics, journalism) addressing media literacy skills




Who Made It: Julie Smith, professor of Media Communications & Digital Literacy at Webster University

What Is It: Fake News Resources for Teachers

What You’ll Find Here: Compilation of resources for combating fake news (how to spot fake news, fake news sites, lesson plans, misc articles, tools for evaluating online info, Twitter handles to follow)




Who Made It: Jordan Catapano (high school English teacher in a Chicago suburb) at TeachHub

What Is It: Teaching Strategies to Detect Fake News

What You’ll Find Here: Teaching strategies, lesson plans, resources, and ideas for teaching students to evaluate fake news




Who Made It: Bucks County Community College

What Is It: Teaching Resources for Fighting Fake News

What You’ll Find Here: Videos, suggested reading, infographics and discussion starters for analyzing and combating fake news




Who Made It: Teaching Kids News (collaboration of Canadian educators and journalists)

What Is It: Resources to help you Avoid Fake News and foster Critical Thinking

What You’ll Find Here: Grab bag of fake news-related articles, infographics, studies, videos, and website tools





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