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Help Test NLP’s checkology™ Virtual Classroom

The News Literacy Project’s checkology™ virtual classroom is here! 

WHAT IS THE CHECKOLOGY™ VIRTUAL CLASSROOM?

It is a dynamic online library of news literacy learning experiences with rich, engaging interactive lessons hosted by real-world professionals, including well-known journalists and experts in digital media and the First Amendment. It gives teachers access to NLP’s comprehensive curriculum, along with a set of optional challenges and other digital tools to help them tailor each module to their students’ needs and interests.

The virtual classroom offers two levels of access: Premium (one-to-one) and Basic (one-to-many).

The Premium version includes features such as:

  • Student sign-in credentials for self-paced e-learning

  • Teacher monitoring, assessment evaluation and moderating functions

  • Student discussion wall

  • An integrated points system

  • Digital badges that document students’ mastery of concepts and skills

  • Access to one or more real-time virtual news literacy lessons with our journalist fellows

This spring, NLP is offering the Premium version of the checkology™ virtual classroom at no cost for teachers who want to pilot the platform.

To participate, sign up for a Basic account at checkology.org/register. If you register without an access code, you will be asked if you would like to upgrade. Click “Upgrade” and fill out the simple form. We will then send you a unique access code for your school that unlocks Premium features. 

The spring pilot runs from March 1 through the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

Sign up today!