Equipping students with valuable skills
The Checkology virtual classroom is a browser-based platform where middle school and high school students learn how to navigate today’s challenging information landscape by developing news literacy skills. Through its lessons, educators equip their students with tools to evaluate and interpret information and to determine what they can trust, share and act on.
Experts lead the way
Leading journalists, along with First Amendment and digital media experts, guide students through the platform’s interactive multimedia lessons. Featuring real-world examples from social media and news sites, these e-learning experiences resonate with students, test their understanding and lead them to mastery.
Students learn how to identify credible information, seek out reliable sources and know what to trust, what to dismiss and what to debunk. They also gain an understanding of the importance of the First Amendment in our democracy and in their own civic engagement.
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.