This game is a fun educational tool created to help people rid themselves of common systematic misconceptions about global development. To start making use of all the abundance of data we face every day and counter a lack of factual knowledge and a lack of practical tools and habits to keep track of facts, Gapminder included various categories (migration, Internet usage, international conflicts, extreme poverty…) in their game to make us rethink what we though we knew, based on stereotypes.
This manual presents MIL in a holistic manner, while giving hints and tools to teach MIL, facilitating the process to reach and build capacities of all learners.
This manual provides MIL trainers with background information, training ideas, methods and worksheets. The book also provides sample training schedules to help you determine the length of time needed to teach individual aspects of media and information literacy. Divided into clear chapters, you can use each one separately, depending on what you want to work on with your group.
The platform recommends a set of tips for MIL trainers to prepare in general, and to use before, during and after implementation of MIL activities. You will also find in this website specific competences and actions, including practical activities, used for each type of skills, along with a summarised a map of skills/competences per media.
Through this resource, you will foster your media literacy skills, which are essential to civic life. Practical and easy-to-use tools will support you in understanding how to authenticate, analyze and evaluate information from a variety of sources and put current events in historical context through standards-aligned lesson plans, videos, primary sources, virtual classes and programs.
Note that the only requirement to use this tools is to be registered on the website.
This website gives you access to e-tutorials and workshops. These free resources cover a wide-range of topics, including managing internet use, diversity representation and online hate. Completed by the Diversity and Media Toolbox, you will have the right resources to explore issues relating to stereotypes, bias and hate in mainstream media and on the Internet.
Along with the website, the YouTube channel of MediaSmarts will give you access to short videos, giving some keys to critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.
This resource is a guide on what to include in your MIL training, including learning objectives, materials, activities, assessment of learning outcomes, etc. Concretely, it offers a concise overview of what is MIL while providing workshop sessions, assessment methods and sheets, and indicative workshop agenda.
The CML promotes and supports media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analysing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content. In that sense, CML offers on their website plenty of resources which can be used to deepen your MIL training, both on theory and practice.
Topic : Fake news/disinformation
This plugin has been initially designed as a verification tool helping journalists, fact-checkers, and human rights defenders save time and be more efficient in their fact-checking and debunking tasks on social networks especially when verifying videos and images.
As this tool is very easy to use, it is now widely used. For the participants to your MIL training to have access to it, you can dedicate some time to introduce this tool and the video on how to use it.
Topic : Fake news/disinformation
Very practical and easy-to-use, this handbook seeks to improve digital skills by providing learners with tools to identify fake news and fight the spread of disinformation online. The third module is specifically dedicated to tackling disinformation through tools and methodology.