Apple partners with media literacy programs in the US and Europe
The Media Literacy Project
The News Literacy Project (NLP), a nonpartisan national educational nonprofit organization, empowers educators to teach middle and high school students the skills they need to become intelligent and active consumers of news and other information and engaged and informed participants in our democracy. Since the May 2016 release of NLP’s flagship education platform, Checkology Virtual Classroom, more than 17,800 educators in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories and 104 other countries have signed up for the Checkology Virtual Classroom. to use, and more than 124,000 students have benefited from its teachings. Students told NLP that as a result of what they learned in Checkology, they are more confident in their ability to discern and create credible information, have a better appreciation of the role of a free press in a democracy and are more likely to engage civically by voting when they have the right to do so or by becoming politically active. NLP’s vision is to see information literacy – an essential life skill – integrated into the American educational experience.
Common Sense is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and families thrive in the digital age. Common Sense Education supports K-12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens. The organization’s innovative and award-winning digital citizenship program prepares students for lifelong habits and skills, supports teachers through training and recognition, and engages families and communities with guidance and useful tools. To help young people navigate today’s news landscape with a keen and open mind, Common Sense aims to help students not only seek out legitimate information, but also think critically about the world more wide of media and ideas. The Common Sense information literacy initiative will provide timely content and resources to parents, educators and teens with the goal of improving information literacy among youth. The Common Sense digital citizenship curriculum is taught in more than half of schools in the United States, by more than 700,000 educators.
Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori
The Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori is the main independent Italian citizenship education organization focused on media literacy projects. For more than 18 years, Osservatorio’s mission has been to help today’s young people become tomorrow’s citizens, to participate more in our democracy and to develop a critical spirit that liberates them. Osservatorio operates in the field of education by training secondary school teachers, who then introduce Osservatorio’s media education projects into their classrooms with the aim of increasing curiosity, thirst for knowledge and thinking. student criticism. As students compare different sources of quality news, they learn to distinguish between reliable journalism and fake news.