Evaluating Websites
How to Detect and Avoid Fake News



10 Good Tips to Spot Fake News - FaceBook


10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib


Fact-Checking the Web - Common Sense Education


Fact vs. Fiction in the Media - PBS NewsHour


"Fake News," Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy - Education Week


How to Spot Fake News - FactCheck.org


Most Students Don't Know When News Is Fake - Wall Street Journal


Real or Fake: How to Fact Check the News and Get the Facts - NPR.org


What is News Literacy? - Center for News Literacy

Web Resource Lists & Lesson Plans

Digital Resource Center - Center for News Literacy

Offers a comprehensive collection of articles, lessons and templates.


Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning - Stanford University 

Includes worksheets and assessments for both middle and high school levels.

Fake News Lesson Plan - KQED Learning

Fake News Resources - Indiana University East: 

Offers a comprehensive list of resources arranged in the following categories:

  • What's wrong with fake news?

  • What can I do to avoid fake news?

  • Fake news in the news

  • Fact checking links

  • Known fake, parodic, and misleading news sites


PBS NewsHour Extra: How to Teach Your Students About Fake News - Lesson Plan

Skills and Strategies - Fake News vs. Real News: Determining the Reliability of Sources - New York Times

Includes videos and additional resources.