Innovations for School Libraries



Found in the Big Deal Media K-12 Technology newsletter.

Media Literacy Game for Detecting Viral Deceptions
NewsFeed Defenders, by iCivics and FactCheck.org, is a free media literacy game that engages students with the standards of journalism, showing them how to spot a variety of methods behind the viral deceptions they face today. To play the game, students join a fictional social media site focused on news and information, where they meet challenges to level up from guest user to site administrator.

Video Series for Evaluating Digital Information
Crash Course is an educational YouTube channel started by the Green brothers, Hank Green and John Green, who are notable for their VlogBrothers channel. Crash Course has been working with MediaWise, a project from the nonprofit PoynterInstitute for Media Studies, to help students evaluate the accuracy of digital information.

Playful Engagement with Chemistry Lab Equipment in Virtual Reality
HoloLAB Champions is an immersive virtual reality lab practice game show created by Schell Games with support of the Institute of Education Sciences (part of the US Department of Education) and the Small Business Innovation Research program.

Storytelling Podcast Bringing Folktales to Life
Circle Round is a storytelling podcast geared to children aged 4–10. Created and produced by parents of young children, Circle Round tells carefully selected folktales from around the world.

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