What is Checkology?
Build news literacy skills
Checkology is a free e-learning platform with engaging, authoritative lessons on subjects like news media bias, misinformation, conspiratorial thinking and more.
Learners develop the ability to identify credible information, seek out reliable sources and apply critical thinking skills to separate fact-based content from falsehoods.
Experts lead the way
Top journalists and experts guide you through Checkology’s interactive lessons.
Featuring real-world examples from social media and news sites, these authoritative e-learning experiences resonate with learners of all ages.
Educators can see and access all work that a student submits through our lightweight learning management system (LMS).
- Word Wall
The Word Wall offers students quick access to a glossary of news literacy terms.
Educators can assign a co-teacher to each section of students, enabling that teacher to also access and evaluate students’ work.
- Discuss Wall
On this optional classroom discussion wall, students can respond to prompts created by their educator.
Educators can send three types of messages to students within the platform: announcements, text-response and multiple choice.
You asked, we listened!
Learn how to
distinguish news from other types of information.
demonstrate a healthy skepticism toward information.
identify credible information and sources.
detect misinformation and faulty evidence.
positively contribute to the information landscape.
“I love the ability to choose the topics and sequence that best align with the standards I am teaching. The quality of the content is top-notch.”
Kim Gugino, teacher-librarian, Durham, North Carolina