Coronavirus Resources: Misinformation, Teaching, and Articles

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In response to the significant amount of misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Thomson Reuters and the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) teamed up to provide educators with classroom resources that will inspire relevant and rich discussion about media literacy. Check out the classroom guide, podcast, video, and infographic here!

Fighting Misinformation About Coronavirus

Slowing the Infodemic: How to Spot COVID-19 Misinformation (podcast, video, infographic, classroom guide)

7 Ways To Avoid Misinformation During The Coronavirus Pandemic- PolitiFact (article)

Mapping Misinformation In The Coronavirus Outbreak- HealthAffairs (blog)

Sifting Through the Coronavirus Pandemic (blog)

“False Personas” Spread Coronavirus Misinformation Online Video- U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (video)

3 Ways To Help Children Think Critically About The News- The Conversation (article)

5 Ways To Manage Your News Consumption In Times Of Crisis- The Conversation (article)

5 Quick Ways We Can All Double-Check Coronavirus Information Online- First Draft (article)

Coronavirus and Misinformation Podcast- New York University School of Global Public Health (podcast)

Twitter Canada Shares Tips On Separating Coronavirus Fact From Fiction Online – Global News (article)

Major Tech Platforms Say They’re ‘Jointly Combating Fraud and Misinformation’ About COVID-19- The Verge (article)

Welcome to the First Social Media Pandemic. Here Are 8 Ways You Can Stop the Spread of Coronavirus Misinformation.- USA Today (article)

The Trust Issues- LexisNexis (magazine)

Cutting through the Covid-19 confusion- Ofcom (blog)

Coronavirus: Fact & Fiction (blog)

Infodemic: Half-Truths, Lies, and Critical Information in a Time of Pandemics- Aspen Institute (webinar)

#CoveringCOVID: 6 recommendations for combating disinformation- International Journalists’ Network (article)

Why smart people believe coronavirus myths- BBC (article)

Use these fact-checking tools to debunk COVID-19 hoaxes- Now (article)

Online Teaching Support

Best Tools for Virtual and Distance Learning- CommonSense Education

How Teachers Can Navigate School Closures Due To The Coronavirus- KQED Education (article)

Virtually Viral Hangouts Hosted By Media Education Lab (webinar)

Coronavirus Has Led To A Rush of Online Teaching. Here’s Some Advice For Newly Remote Instructors- EdSurge (article)

Resources For Teaching And Learning During This Period Of Social Distancing- KQED (article)

Alternative Educational Delivery Methods- Internet Governance Hub

Resources For Learning From Home During COVID-19 School Closures- The Fordham Institute (blog)

Right to Education- Free apps and resources to support distance learning in schools affected by the coronavirus outbreak

Discovery Education Virtual Learning

Teachers Supporting Teachers at the Time of COVID-19

At-Home Learning- PBS SoCal

Free Media Literacy Resources

How Young People Feel About The Coronavirus- PBS NewsHour (lesson)

The New York Times Learning Network (lessons)

Virus Information And Prevention Resources- PBS LearningMedia (lessons)

Create Your Own Video Lessons On TedEd

Navigating Digital Information Series- Crash Course (YouTube)

Media Literacy- Crash Course (YouTube)

PBS Frontline Documentaries 

Helping You Plan And Continue Instruction During The COVID-19 Crisis- Newsela (lessons)

Scholastic Learn at Home (lessons)

Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation- Connecticut Public Media (documentary)

KidLit TV (videos and radio)

Media Literacy Clearinghouse- Frank W. Baker

Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History- CNN Original Series (videos)

PBS Soundbreaking- TeachRock (videos)

Common Sense Launches Online COVID-19 Resource Hub For Families And Educators

Keeping People Safe and Informed About the Coronavirus- Facebook

Interesting Articles/Useful Information

High School Student Near Seattle Builds Website To Serve As A Leading Place For Coronavirus Information- GeekWire (article)

Meet The Woman Fighting Coronavirus Misinformation Online- CNN Business (article)

Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research

Influencers Are Playing A Dangerous Role When It Comes To Spreading Coronavirus Misinformation- Newsweek (article)

Will The Coronavirus Pandemic Uncover Our Students’ Digital Inequality?- NJ.com (article)

Where Westchester Teens Get Their Coronavirus News- New York Times (article)

How Wikipedia’s Volunteers Became The Web’s Best Weapon Against Misinformation- Fast Company (article)

Parenting (in RL) During A Pandemic- Net Family News (blog)

Online ‘phishing’ attacks targeting housebound federal staffers as COVID-19 spreads- CBC (article)

“I’m Not An Epidemiologist But…”: The Rise Of The Coronavirus Influencers- BuzzFeed News (article)

Coronavirus could lead to spread of racist rhetoric online, hate monitors warn- Arizona Republic (article)

Disinformation and blame: how America’s far right is capitalizing on coronavirus- The Guardian (article)

Twitter Will Ban Tweets That Spread Misinformation About Coronavirus- HuffPost (article)

Predictability can help kids cope- Kidscreen (article)

How the coronavirus is creating chaos for teens. And why there’s hope.- Poynter (article)

How to Talk to Your Kids About a Global Health Crisis- PsychologyToday (article)

Misinformation, alternative medicine and the coronavirus (article)

There are so many coronavirus myths that even Snopes can’t keep up- Washington Post (article)