News Media & Literacy
- Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property (from the MITECS Digital Citizen Competency 2b).
Fake news, piracy or copyright infringement are issues that all citizens deal with. This is especially magnified by the open freedom of using social media and content consumption. Anyone can publish ideas as if they are an authority. Anyone can copy and paste content and present it as their own. Anyone can find sites that give illegal access to content like videos and music, which robs the author/artist of their livelihood. Yet, sometimes these behaviors are not intentional to harm others. Ignorance of the rules still hurts others. In this section, there are resources for exploring how to make students self-aware and experts at separating truth from fiction, and recognizing appropriate use of content based on licensing.
News Media & Literacy Overview and entry points into the toolkit.
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Tasks for Skill Development
- Creative credit & copyright backgrounder
View these helpful guides regarding the core topics that this toolkit section focuses on.
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- EduPaths Copyright in the Classroom course
Take these free courses alone or with colleagues to gain ideas and understandings about copyright. Michigan educators can also earn SCECHs through the experience.
Get access to digital resources like images and media. Use them based on the creative commons licensing. Watch the short video about Creative Commons licensing to begin understanding a place to start.
- Common Sense Media Lesson
Explore a variety of lessons from grades K to 8 to build students’ understanding of News and Media Literacy.
- Media Education Lab - Copyright
Find a variety of resources and references on copyright to deepen knowledge and expertise by teachers so that they can best support students.
- 21Things4Students:Thing 9 - Search Strategies
Expose students to understandings and practices for searching skills for research and knowledge accuracy.
Henrico 21: Research and Information Literacy
This school district developed a rubric for effective teaching and learning of skills for Research and Information Literacy. It includes a database of lessons and units that includes this specific focus.
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