This webpage is a part of the Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic (ULEAD) Education Clearinghouse. The following resources are intended to help identify and share evidence-based practices to improve the learning outcomes for public school students in Utah. When objective evidence appears to be insufficient, fact checking can be a useful process to support informed decision making. Digital responsibility includes the expectation that shared information, strategies, and resources are honestly and accurately described with known references being provided. The resource links below can help enhance student achievement, expand educator skills, and support continuous school improvement.
Fact-checking or debunking is a process that tries to verify and clarify factual information. This process is a media literacy skill. The fact-checking resources on this list are “post hoc fact-checking” which analyzes existing media. Publishers and news media also engage in ante hoc fact-checking to find errors before the information is disseminated.
A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania
The Poynter Institute
United States National Library of Medicine
The Poynter Institute
The World Factbook
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The term media literacy describes an approach that teaches the application of critical thinking skills to media. Some of those skills include an ability to analyze, evaluate, and create media in all its forms and contexts. These organizations provide resources, training, and more on media literacy.
Arizona State University (ASU) Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Programs for K-12 Teachers and Students
Digital citizenship is the ethical and responsible use of technology. It is a multidisciplinary and overarching term that includes such subjects as digital health and wellness, digital literacy, digital etiquette, digital communication, digital law, digital commerce, digital access, digital safety, and digital rights and responsibilities. The resources below provide digital citizenship standards, research, and Utah-based resources.
Digital Citizenship+ Resource Platform (DCRP)
Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
Digital Citizenship in Education
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
The American Library Association (ALA) describes digital literacy as “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.” Digital literacy is necessary for someone to be digitally inclusive and a full, participating digital citizen. These resources cover digital literacy skills and link to help for educators to encourage digital literacy.
ALA Literacy Clearinghouse
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Northstar Digital Literacy
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