How do students learn to identify the credibility of information?
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I recently came across a very cool news literacy resource: Link TV's Know the News, which allows users to edit, remix, share and comment upon televised news reports from around the world. There's also an interactive quiz for testing news knowledge, and there are learning guides for use in college-level journalism and communications courses.
Our colleague Frank Baker sent over this interesting aticle from Forbes magazine: Active Video Games Help Kids Exercise. Univeristy of Hong Kong researchers found that kids can burn four times as many calories playing active video games than playing passive ones. The report was published in the September issue of the
The Poynter Institute has an interesting article up about Charles Blow, The New York Times' first visual Op-Ed columnist. That's right: Blow doesn't write traditional Op-Ed Columns -- he uses visual data such as charts and graphs and diagrams to support his opinions. According to Blow, his inspiration was the original charts and graphs the Times printed on the Op-Ed page: