literacy News of 05/31/20
Duolingo’S New App Teaches Children How To Read And Write
Until now, Duolingo ‘s focus was always squarely on teaching languages, but today, the company launched Duolingo ABC , a free English literacy app for children ages 3 to 6. Originally, the company had planned on unveiling this app later in the ...
This Game Uses Troll Tactics To Teach Critical Thinking
The best medicine against online disinformation is an informed society that’s thinking critically. The problem is there are no shortcuts to universal education. Enter Finnish Public Broadcasting Company, Yle, which is hoping to harness the ...
Google’S New Media Literacy Program Teaches Kids How To Spot Disinformation And Fake News
Google announced this morning it’s expanding its two-year-old digital safety and citizenship curriculum for children, “ Be Internet Awesome ,” to now include media literacy — specifically, the ability to identify so-called ...
Sift’S ‘News Therapy’ App Aims To Promote Understanding, Not Anxiety
Is reading the news feeling a little stressful today? Can’t imagine why . Don’t worry: you’re not alone. A Pew Research study found that seven of 10 Americans today suffer from “news fatigue” — meaning they feel ...
Facebook, Google And Twitter Told To Do More To Fight Fake News Ahead Of European Elections
A first batch of monthly progress reports from tech giants and advertising companies on what they’re doing to help fight online disinformation have been published by the European Commission. Platforms including Facebook, Google and ...
Tool Up For The Midterms With This Facebook Junk News Aggregator
With the US midterms fast approaching purveyors of online disinformation are very busy indeed spreading their hyper-partisan junk on Facebook . Their goal: Skewing democratic outcomes by putting out misleading, deceptive or incorrect information ...