Teaching Resources

Indexed here is a collection of resources and lesson ideas for helping students to think critically about the media they consume and share. Media literate students are well equipped to then become purposeful, productive content creators!

Fake News.Classrooms

This is a student-facing slide deck to foster students media literacy. It outlines and interactive lesson -- students practice skills and strategies, not just sit and listen. I usually deliver this lesson over three, 45-minute long class sessions.

Thinking Like Fact Checkers

First Draft News from the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy


FactCheck.org from the Annenberg Public Policy Center



Reverse Image Searching

13 online tools that help to verify the authenticity of a photo (StopFake.org)

How to verify images like a pro with Google Earth (First Draft News)

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook (WNYC)

Educator’s Guide: Types of Online Fakes (Verification Handbook)

Lesson Tools & Ideas

Lessons for developing civic on-line reasonsing from SHEG

From Monica Brady-Myerov's team at Listenwise: Teaching Your Students About Fake News

"How to choose your news" from Ted-Ed by Damon Brown

"Here's what happens when the readers choose the front page story" from Newswhip by Paul Quigley

The News Literacy Project

Fake or Real? Challenge from Dan Russell (SearchResearch)

The Phenomenon of Fake News from Newsela

Media literacy resources from NewseumED

Stony Brook University Center for News Literacy Digital Resource Center

ISTE Digital Citizenship Projects & Lessons