NewsGuard and Turnitin have developed sets of instructional resources to help educators teach concepts around the credibility of sources.
NewsGuard’s instructional resources, Misinformation and Media Literacy: Navigating the COVID-19 “Infodemic,” helps educators teach news media literacy in the context of the COVID-19 misinformation. These resources are designed around NewsGuard’s Nine Criteria, focusing on Credibility and Transparency. Turnitin’s Source Credibility Pack supports educators with lessons and activities to help teach students how to critically evaluate sources. These resources are designed around a six-step evaluation process: Origin, Author, Purpose, Perspective, Academic, Relevance.
To help educators teach these concepts together, read the bridge document, which proposes several suggestions for integrating NewsGuard’s COVID-19 infodemic resources with Turnitin’s Source Credibility Pack. To further support educators, alignment guides were created to show connections between concepts. The concept alignment guide presents a glimpse into the shared concepts between COVID-19 infodemic resources and Source Credibility Pack. The crosswalk is a visual representation of the mapping between shared concepts and can be used as a curricular tool to organize and group ideas.