Checkology for Lifespan

The Importance of Digital Literacy in Today’s World

TUESDAYS – June 29th through August 3rd

The News Literacy Project

10:30 AM – Checkology with Peggy Palmiter

Our technology class this session will be just a bit different.  “The News Literacy Project is a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, that provides programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in a democracy.”  If you want more information, you can read their brochure here.  They have developed a curriculum called “Checkology,”  used by educators at all levels and in all communities to help us be smarter consumers of information.  Peggy will use a variety of their online tools, their Checkology quizzes, the “Is That a Fact?” Podcast,  and their extensive resource library to teach this class.  Assignments will be located on the class page in the calendar and included in the Weekly Reader Email.  Come and join the conversation.

3Most of the content for this class will be the modules in the Checkology curriculum itself.  You can access the class by logging into checkology with your username and password.  Once you have logged in you should be right at our class material.  Just use the next button and you will see the next module we are tackling. 

In addition to the Checkology curriculum, we will be adding some additional materials we will use for our discussions.  To start off, we were discussing media bias last week.  There are also some good materials about personal bias, and those materials are shared below.  We will discuss some of this on Tuesday, July 13th.  But it also seemed helpful to have this information on a page where we could refer back to it. 

Book that Wendy recommended during our discussion this week:

Mine – by Mickael Heller and James Salzman


From Visually.