A collection of activities and lesson plans that “support informed citizenship by helping students learn contemporary digital information literacy skills purpose-built for the modern web.”

Break the Fake: Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

“Students determine the validity of information that is presented to them on the Internet.”

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

“Students discuss [viral] photos, videos and news stories that spread via social media. They are shown how challenging it is to authenticate these using only their content and are introduced to tools and techniques for gauging their accuracy based on context.”

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

“Students discover how to determine the truth and accuracy of online information and learn effective ways to obtain balanced sources of information.”


“Students use a Web-based activity to help them think critically about how to determine the quality of Web resources.”

Deconstructing Web Pages

“Students apply the “5Ws of Cyberspace” to sources of information they find online. . .students must authenticate the information in an online article about the artificial sweetener, aspartame.”

Evaluating Information – The CRAAP Test

Information on “why we must check a websites for currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy and purpose.”

Exploring Literacy in Cyberspace

Students “become aware of the analytical skills that they commonly use when reading and how they might transfer these skills, along with some other strategies, when navigating and reading online texts.”

True or Alternative Facts Classroom Activity

“Students are asked to analyze satirical and actual news stories. Students will then produce a satire and genuine blog post about a recent news item. “

Thinking about Hate

“Students develop their critical thinking skills by learning to recognize various types misinformation used to encourage hatred and intolerance.”

Bias in News Sources

“Students evaluate a variety of news sources with regards to the degree of bias and then demonstrate their understanding of the concept by creating an intentionally biased news report.”

Doubt It or Trust It?

“Test yourself on these stories — some are the real deal, and some are misleading, questionable, or just plain false.”

Study Blames YouTube For Rise in Number of Flat Earthers

Conspiracy theories shown on video- “Sharing sites persuade people to doubt that Earth is round.”

Life Hacks With Energy Drinks That You Never New Existed (Parody Magic Hacks from Rick Lax)

An example of hoax Youtube ‘hacks’ video.

Using Critical Thinking to Find Trustworthy Sites

Information about “students learning how to evaluate informational websites in the classroom”

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Critical Evaluation of a Website for Secondary

A worksheet to help guide students through the website evaluation process.

Fact of Fiction: How to Know What to Believe Online Classroom Activity

“Students will discuss and practice looking at various websites and decide if it presents valid information.”

Teaching TV: Learning With Television

“Students will become aware that they can derive information from media products, identify and use information derived from the media, identify and use information derived from television, recognize which TV programs provide information and learning.”

Animal Study: From Fiction to Facts

” This lesson describes how to use selected fiction and nonfiction literature and careful questioning techniques to help students identify factual information about animals.”

15 Ways To Use Twitter In Education (For Students And Teachers Alike)

How to Use Twitter to Search for Educational Content.

The Public Domain Review

“A website that features collections of images, books, essays, audio recordings, and films that are in the public domain. “

Photos for Class

“A searchable collection of Creative Commons images that is safe for students to use and provides the appropriate Creative Commons attribution in a watermark for citing.”

Creative Commons

A search platform that allows users to search for content that can be reused, remixed and reshared.

30 Of The Best Digital Collaboration Tools For Students

“Student-To-Student & School-To-School Digital Collaboration: 30 Of The Best Digital Collaboration Tools For Students”

BookCreator: Create, Read, Publish

Weekly webinars, implementation plans, lesson plans, student created books and more!

Ideas for Using Pear Deck in The Classroom

“Pear Deck is a tool for adding interactive and engaging lessons into your classroom.”

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