When teachers and administrators prod us to address this “new and urgent” concern, let us remind them that we’ve been doing that, and so much more, all along.
School librarians and teachers uncovered new ideas to help students tell fact from fiction with the ISTE/SLJ “Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News” webinar.
To stay at the top of your game, keep practicing, stay skeptical, and take a hard look in the mirror, experts advise.
A new season of the SLJ ISTE webcast series launches with “Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News” on March 16.
This week UNESCO launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL). This global strategy marries the large, but often separated, disciplines of information literacy and media literacy and creates a common vocabulary for folks in multiple areas of knowledge to engage in conversation. It also positions these critical literacies as […]
In the era of fake news, librarians are our best hope for educating kids about bogus reporting, biased points of view, and more.
This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Laura Gardner, 2016 SLJ School Librarian of the Year finalist, updates her lesson plans for the era of fake news.
Libraries have always been about fostering understanding of the democratic process, but there is an intensified requirement during this election to confront misinformation.
This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Whether they are composed of photographs or illustrations, magazine covers are one of many examples of media offering candidates free coverage. They are also carefully constructed media messages ripe for closer reading and deconstruction to further our students’ digital, visual and political literacies. In his recent article in MiddleWeb, media literacy expert and consultant Frank […]
Alexa lists Wikipedia as the 7th most popular site in the world and the 6th most popular site in the United States. It’s bigger than any encyclopedia we’ve ever before seen. Everyone uses it. Let’s just say, it’s important. So, doesn’t it make sense to spend a little time helping learners figure out how it […]
A high school librarian engages freshman in role play while researching the Victorian Era—complete with hoop skirts, washboards, silver polish, and cooking assignments.
Students’ confidence radically mismatches librarians’ assessment of their skills, two reports from EasyBib conclude, particularly in website evaluation, paraphrasing, and direct quotation.
Want to learn more about how to engage your school community in global literacy? Want to connect with and learn from inspiring educators and students across the globe? This is your week, friends! The fifth annual Global Education Conference is a free, week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. Held Monday, November […]
Training high school students in digital research and partnering them with a school librarian can instill a high level of confidence during college, according to preliminary observations of a study underway by EBSCO.
This article was published in School Library Journal's September 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.