#283 – News Literacy Project

Tech Talk For Teachers April 30, 2024 9 min

News Literacy Project

In today’s episode, we’ll explore our five favorite, free resources on the News Literacy Project website that can help teachers learn about news literacy and also teach it to their students.

Paul Beckermann
PreK–12 Digital Learning Specialist
Podcast Host

About the Project

  • The News Literacy Project was founded in 2008 by journalist Alan C. Miller.
  • It was created to teach students how to separate fact from fiction in the digital age.
  • It is a nonpartisan education nonprofit.
  • All of the News Literacy Project resources are free.


Here are our favorite resources from the News Literacy Project:

  • Checkology: “a free e-learning platform with engaging, authoritative lessons on subjects like news media bias, misinformation, conspiratorial thinking and more”
  • RumorGuard: resources to navigate the 2024 elections, including five ways to evaluate a source for truthfulness
  • The Sift: a free weekly newsletter for educators that provides resources and articles related to news literacy
  • Resource Library: provides classroom resources for teachers, such as lesson plans, class activities, posters and infographics, quizzes, and training material and videos for educators teaching news literacy
  • NewsLitNation: an educator network where you can connect with other educators, learn about events, and engage in free, on-demand, and self-paced professional learning

For more information about this topic, explore the following AVID Open Access article collection: Become Information and Media Literate.