PRACTICAL ONLINE ACTIVITIES
This sheet provides you with guidance on how to lead practical online activities related to media literacy. The activities are in English.
You can lead these activities via videoconference, first presenting the exercises, then carrying them out, then having a discussion and debate as a class.
You can also send the students links to activities as well as ‘homework’ for them to do on their computers.
ONLINE QUIZ – IDENTIFYING FAKE NEWS
The online quizzes below help familiarise learners with the method of fact checking. They are asked to assess whether the articles or images present verified news or fake news. The UNICEF activity is specifically dedicated to fighting the distortion of information around the coronavirus.
Online quiz from ABC EDUCATION
‘Real, LOLZ, oops or fake’ – link
Online quiz from QUIZIZZ
‘Media literacy and fake news’ – link
Online quiz from FACTITIOUS
‘True or false: Check your fact-checking skills through 6 levels’ – link
Online quiz from UNICEF:
‘Fact or fiction: How much do you know about the coronavirus disease’ – link
DEBATES ON PODCASTS OF ‘ON THE
ON THE MEDIA has created a podcast series that discusses issues related to media, information, and fake news. We have selected three episodes that could be useful as part of a lesson. You can tell your students to listen to the podcasts and then bring up the debates online around specific conspiracy theories, online hate speech, or disinformation campaigns.
‘The Covid Conspiracy Boom on Facebook’ – link
‘Conspiracy and xenophobia in the Polish media landscape’ – link
‘Coronavirus disinformation campaigns’ – link
ESCAPE GAMES – IMMERSIVE, MIL-RELATED ONLINE GAMES
To make media literacy education more tangible, you can let your students produce their own information or fake news using immersive online games.
Become a junior reporter for the BBC
‘iReporter Game for students’ – link
Your role as a BBC reporter is to provide up-to-the-minute news coverage by posting your story to BBC Live. Your story will be judged on how it balances accuracy, impact, and speed.
Become a fake news producer with FAKE IT TO MAKE IT
Immersive online game – link
Fake it to make it is a fake news simulator that shows why and how people can be manipulated. In the game, you play a student who makes ends meet the easy way using a fake news site, which makes profits from ads and shares to other (fake) social media groups.
ONLINE ACTIVITIES ON THE TALMIL PLATFORM
The youth section of the TALMIL platform offers practical online activities to help students have fun while they learn about the main concepts of media literacy.
Test your media and news knowledge! – link
Real news or fake news? Can you identify the real news items? – link
Practical online activity:
I’m going to be a junior reporter – link