Digital Platform Helps Kids Learn Media Literacy

Unique site allows for exploration of multiple lessons, while the check tool allows students to evaluate credibility of news.
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Unique site allows for exploration of multiple lessons, while the check tool allows students to evaluate credibility of news.

Site of the Week picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best edtech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

Title: checkology® Virtual Classroom
Summary: Go-to news-literacy site is an excellent primer on media issues 

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Pros: Unique site allows for exploration of multiple lessons, while the check tool allows students to evaluate credibility of news.
Cons: Lessons can be a bit too long and repetitive at times
Bottom Line: With "fake news" a pressing concern, checkology's literacy lessons offer essential, if not totally comprehensive, skills to help students evaluate sources.

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