June UELMA Works

Bias

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Understanding bias: A nuanced approach to a vital news literacy topic – May 28th 
Bias is one of the most controversial and important subjects in news literacy. People frequently perceive and allege bias in news coverage — but what does this really mean? What makes a piece of news biased, and who decides? What role do our own biases play in our perceptions of bias? In this session, we’ll help you teach this vital, complex topic in ways that empower students to meaningfully evaluate the fairness and impartiality of news coverage. 
Register: https://newslitproject.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dEGvrAoKS2Sv45ynB2p7Og

Authenticity

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Teaching digital verification to spark news literacy learning – May 21st 
Dive deep into the tools and skills needed to verify the authenticity of information, and learn to create engaging fact-checking investigations that inspire students to investigate viral content. Topics include using reverse image searches to determine authenticity; researching domain registration to discover a website’s owner; using archivers to explore deleted or changed content; developing keen observation skills to detect false context; and using Google Street View to confirm locations. Access to News Literacy Project resources and classroom-ready examples is included. 
Register: https://newslitproject.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XCuUGtjUQZufWMfgnxoTkQ

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