More Useful Resources

Get Organized!

Week Cal

There are several of these available- this one is easy to use and interfaces with google and icloud.

ATracker (APP)

Allows you to plan your daily and weekly homework schedule.

Timer and reminders.

Research Tips

"Fake" News Guides

Fact Checking

Reduce Anxiety

Video/YouTube

Turning Anxiety Into Excitement

https://youtu.be/1rRgElTeIqE

Cell Phone Monitors

Hatch (APP)

The longer you stay off of your cell phone, the better the creature that hatches out of your egg!

•   FactCheck.org Annenberg Political Factcheck - a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.NON-PARTISAN, NON-PROFIT 'Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players.'
Also includes TV ads, debates, interviews and news releases, and provides a Misinformation Directory –alphabetically listed and annotated websites that publish or have published bogus content

•   Factcheck.org’s Viral Spiral debunks internet rumors listed by date –most recent first – or by keyboard search for older ones

•   FactChecker (Washington Post) Weekly blog from the Washington Post.
Left –leaning in the sense that it checks conservative claims more often than liberal ones, but checks are considered excellent and sourced.

•   Pro Publica – independent, non-partisan winner of several Pullitzer Prizes, including 2016 Prize for Explanatory Reporting. They produce investigate journalism in the public interest on topics such as environment, health care, education and politics

•   Snopes.com "Oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet".
Independent, researches urban legends, rumors, and questionable stories that are non-political

•   PolitiFact.com From the Pullitzer Prize –winning St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly.  Has a 'Truth-O-Meter' scorecard checking the attacks on the candidates (includes explanations). See also their

•   PunditFact "Dedicated to checking the accuracy of claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers, political analysts, the hosts and guests of talk shows, and other media."

•   Open Secrets -  Independent, run by the Center for Responsive Politics – tracks how much and where candidates get their money.

News Bias Charts