NewsLiteracyPlaybook - Flipbook - Page 31
All of these activities involve teaching students
about the standards of quality journalism — about
the importance of verifying facts, of being fair and
transparent, of gathering information from highquality sources and of protecting the public’s interest
by pursuing the truth above all else.
Once students are familiar with these standards, they
are better able to enter critical conversations about
news coverage. Indeed, news-literate consumers
can make journalism better; we encourage students
to hold journalists and other creators of information
accountable and to seek corrections if they find
errors. “Citizen Watchdogs,” a lesson available
with Premium access to our Checkology virtual
classroom, focuses on an individual’s opportunity
and responsibility to make a difference in today’s
Assessment: The course as a whole
Assessment has always been a part of our work.
The measurements are based overall on this
question: What can we show that students know and
are able to do as a result of experiencing our news
We have built in a range of assessment types
throughout the lessons, including traditional
multiple-choice questions and short-answer
questions and reflections.
In this visual multiple-choice assessment from Checkology’s “InfoZones” lesson, students click on each example to evaluate it
and select the correct option.
In this visual multiple-choice assessment from Checkology’s “Arguments & Evidence” lesson, students click on an answer and find out
immediately whether they are correct.