What is Checkology?

Providing valuable skills

Checkology’s lessons and other resources show you how to navigate today’s challenging information landscape. You will learn how to identify credible information, seek out reliable sources, and apply critical thinking skills to separate fact-based content from falsehoods.

Checkology gives you the habits of mind and tools to evaluate and interpret information. And you gain an understanding of the importance of the watchdog role of the press.

Experts lead the way

Top journalists and digital media experts anchor the platform’s interactive lessons.

Featuring real-world examples from social media and news sites, these e-learning experiences resonate with learners of all ages, helping them to identify credible information, seek out reliable sources and know what to trust, what to dismiss and what to debunk.

Checkology features
  1. Evaluation
    Educators can see and access all work that a student submits through our lightweight learning management system (LMS).
  2. Word Wall
    The Word Wall offers students quick access to a glossary of news literacy terms.
  3. Co-teachers
    Educators can assign a co-teacher to each section of students, enabling that teacher to also access and evaluate students’ work.
  4. Discuss Wall
    On this optional classroom discussion wall, students can respond to prompts created by their educator.
  5. Messaging
    Educators can send three types of messages to students within the platform: announcements, text-response and multiple choice.
Checkology features
For Everyone
For Educators
Learn how to
categorize information.
make and critique news judgments.
explore how the press and ordinary people can each act as watchdogs.
detect and categorize misinformation.
interpret and apply the First Amendment.
(Only available for student learners.)
compare the ways that countries protect or restrict press freedom.
(Only available for student learners.)
identify logical fallacies and evaluate arguments.
(Only available for student learners.)
investigate the impact of personalization algorithms.
(Only available for student learners.)
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“I have really loved all of the resources I’ve gained and the knowledge my students are walking away with ... and the skills that they’re able to apply to their own reading and consumption of media.”
Nicole Finnesand, high school teacher, Colton, South Dakota

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