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Al-Bab (Portal)
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Al-Bab is a portal website designed to introduce non-Arabs to Arab culture by providing links to news sources, country profiles, articles, and a blog on Middle East current events. There are also specific links related to learning Arabic: dictionaries, language classes, textbooks, and other information pertaining to the study of Arabic. A free e-book, The Birth of Modern Yemen, is available for download.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
British-Yemeni Society
Date Added:
10/11/2013
Aswaat Arabiyya
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Aswaat Arabiyya is an archive of 245 videos in Arabic, listed by difficulty level and accompanied by glossaries and four worksheets each that focus on every aspect of listening comprehension. Selections come largely from Arabic media, with some cultural presentations by native speakers. Videos cover the entire Arabic-speaking world and include MSA and different dialects. Materials are designed to be used both as in-class activities and homework assignments. Videos can be slowed down.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Date Added:
01/10/2013
BBC Arabic
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Read the Fine Print
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This is BBC's Arabic page, containing a wealth of written material as well as live video and radio feeds all in Arabic. There is also a multimedia section with a video archive and a link to BBC Arabic's YouTube channel, which contains over 6,000 videos, including playlists with complete episodes.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
BBC
Date Added:
08/27/2013
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
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Remix and Share
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An overview of Classroom Assessment Techniques. The foundational text is: Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd edition, by Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross (Jossey-Bass, 1993)

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Date Added:
10/02/2017
Documentary Photography and Photo Journalism: Still Images of A World In Motion, Spring 2016
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Remix and Share
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Designed to increase students' understanding of, appreciation for, and ability to do documentary photography and photojournalism. Each three-hour class is divided between a discussion of issues and readings, and a group critique of students' projects. Students must have their own photographic equipment and be responsible for processing and printing: either by student or commercial lab. Students must show basic proficiency with their equipment. Readings include Susan Sontag, Robert Coles, Ken Light, Eugene Richards, and others. Previous photographic experience required.

Subject:
Journalism
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Colen, B. D.
Date Added:
01/01/2016
False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources
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No Strings Attached
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This is a list of fake, false, or regularly misleading websites that are shared on Facebook and social media. Some of these websites may rely on “outrage” by using distorted headlines and decontextualized or dubious information in order to generate likes, shares, and profits. These websites are categorized with the number 1 next to them. Some websites on this list may circulate misleading and/or potentially unreliable information, and they are marked with a 2. Other websites on this list sometimes use clickbait-y headlines and social media descriptions, and they are marked with a 3. Other sources on this list are purposefully fake with the intent of satire/comedy, which can offer important critical commentary on politics and society, but have the potential to be shared as actual/literal news. They are marked with a 4.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Melissa Zimdars
Date Added:
11/15/2016
Golden Age of Radio in the US
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No Strings Attached
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Tuning into the radio is now an integrated part of our everyday lives. We tune in while we drive, while we work, while we cook in our kitchens. Just 100 years ago, it was a novelty to turn on a radio. The radio emerged at the turn of the twentieth century, the result of decades of scientific experimentation with the theory that information could be transmitted over long distances. Radio as a medium reached its peak—the so-called Radio Golden Age—during the Great Depression and World War II. This was a time when the world was rapidly changing, and for the first time Americans experienced those history-making events as they happened. The emergence and popularity of radio shifted not just the way Americans across the country experienced news and entertainment, but also the way they communicated. This exhibition explores the development, rise, and adaptation of the radio, and its impact on American culture.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Unit of Study
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
University of Washington
Provider Set:
DPLA Exhibitions
Author:
Hillary Brady
Date Added:
05/01/2014
The Impact of Television on News Media
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No Strings Attached
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This collection uses primary sources to explore the impact of television on news media. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Provider Set:
Primary Source Sets
Author:
Melissa Jacobs
Date Added:
10/20/2015
Iowa 101: The world's largest Iowa history course
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When somebody says “pioneers”, what is the first image that comes into your mind? A covered wagon? A log cabin? It might be coonskin caps for Baby Boomers who grew up singing about Davy Crockett “killin’ him a bar when he was only three.” Davy is lucky he lived when he did. What an uproar there would be today! What was a child that young doing with a gun? Why was a three year old alone in the woods? Whatever your first impressions of pioneers, Iowans are fortunate that our state’s frontier experience is well documented through diaries, letters, newspapers, and memoirs. We did have our covered wagons and log cabin days. During the 1840s and 1850s, settlers in Indiana and Illinois commented that the roads were lined solid with canvas-covered Conestoga wagons plodding toward the Iowa Territory. The pioneer experience, however, was different as the frontier moved out of ...

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Reading
Author:
Des Moines Register
Date Added:
05/08/2017
Iraq Hurr
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The Iraq Hurr website is a news broadcast website that includes radio and video components as well as news articles. The majority of the content concerns Iraq, but world news is also reported on the site. Components of the website include current events, politics, economics, security, society, and various programs such as sports and human rights in Iraq. Podcasts are also available, as is a free app for both iPhones and Android.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Inc.
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Media Literacy Challenge: Writing Your Own Argument
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No Strings Attached
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This lesson will challenge learners to critically read and evaluate news articles presenting different positions on a single issue that the learner takes interest in. The learner will then be challenged to formulate their own opinion by refining their own argument on the issue. The target audience of learners for this lesson constitute the Career and College Readiness Standards Grade Level E (9-12) in their reading and writing abilities. Learners will hone practical skills by engaging in this lesson, such as how to critically engage with news and media, being able to succinctly summarize larger pieces of information, and using information to write a structured argument based on their own opinions. These skills will have practical applications for everyday life, reading and writing the GED, and when applying for jobs that require information processing.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Christopher Klune
Date Added:
06/24/2016
My Arabic Website
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This website is a collection of resources concerning learning Arabic as a second language as well as information about Arab culture, Islam, and various Arab countries. There are links to videos from YouTube on the site relating to Arabic study, including songs and lessons, as well as a host of other more unrelated things, such as tornadoes. Links to opportunities to study Arabic, teacher resources, and Arabic newspapers are available.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
MyArabicWebsite
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Sentenced to Prison by a Machine
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In an extremely controversial case, Wisconsin v. Loomis, a machine learning algorithm was used to assist a sentencing decision. This case has triggered an impassioned debate in the legal community regarding the proper use, if any, of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning in the justice system. In response to this case and advances in technology, the U.S. Supreme Court and its justices are beginning to contemplate A.I. and more generally, technology's role, in influencing law.

You will review three articles exploring the controversial case in Wisconsin and strong arguments for and against using artificial intelligence in the justice system. After reading the articles, you will answer short response questions and prepare for your class debate.

Subject:
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Law
General Law
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Moonshot Learning
Date Added:
09/10/2017
Vocabulary Words: Media, Reporting and Broadcasting: Part 1
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that broadly deal with media, particularly news reports and the most commonly used phrases and expressions during televised reports. The words including verbs and nouns that deal with verbs and nouns typically used to describe newsworthy events and stories, as well as the Arabic equivalents for words such as news, stories, developments, and situation. The majority of words contained within the website are nouns, and some verbs are interspersed. The words and verbs are presented in both modern standard and colloquial Egypt, and feature Arabic text and transliteration.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Vocabulary Words: Media, Reporting and Broadcasting: Part 2
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that broadly deal with media, particularly news reports and the most commonly used phrases and expressions during televised reports. The words including verbs and nouns that deal with verbs and nouns typically used to describe newsworthy events and stories, as well as the Arabic equivalents for words dealing with the categories of crime, propaganda, and terrorism. The majority of words contained within the website are nouns, and some verbs are interspersed. The words and verbs are presented in both modern standard and colloquial Egypt, and feature Arabic text and transliteration.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers
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No Strings Attached
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This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly.

We will show you how to use date filters to find the source of viral content, how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal in less than five seconds, and how to see if a tweet is really from the famous person you think it is or from an impostor.

We’ll show you how to find pages that have been deleted, figure out who paid for the web site you’re looking at, and whether the weather portrayed in that viral video actual matches the weather in that location on that day. We’ll show you how to check a Wikipedia page for recent vandalism, and how to search the text of almost any printed book to verify a quote. We’ll teach you to parse URLs and scan search result blurbs so that you are more likely to get to the right result on the first click. And we’ll show you how to avoid baking confirmation bias into your search terms.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Mike Caulfield
Date Added:
01/01/2017