Boost your news literacy know-how with Informable! Test your ability to sort fact from fiction, and score points for accuracy and speed across three levels of difficulty and four modes of information.
You’ll develop news-literate habits of mind by practicing four distinct skills: distinguishing news articles from opinion pieces, advertisements from other types of information, false evidence from sound evidence, and fact-based statements from opinion-based statements.
For more than a decade, the News Literacy Project has provided educators with tools and resources to teach their students how to navigate today’s challenging and complex information landscape and discover what they can trust, share and act on. Informable, our latest news literacy resource, is an innovative step toward building more responsive tools for real-world learning — expanding beyond the classroom by offering educational opportunities to the public.
Informable has four “brain training”-style modes:
• Checkable or Not?: Is each example fact-based or opinion-based?
• Evidence or Not: Does each item provide strong evidence for the claim it makes?
• Ad or Not: Are these items a form of advertising, or are they or something else (news, opinion, praise on social media, etc.)?
• News or Opinion: Are these examples of straight news or opinion?
Each mode has three levels; players must get at least seven answers (out of 10) right to move to the next level. Points are awarded for accuracy and speed, with results posted on a leaderboard. When players are done, they can review their results to learn more about each item and see why their answers were right or wrong.
Once players successfully complete all three levels of all four modes, they unlock “mix-up mode” — which presents examples from all four modes in random order, simulating how they might encounter information in real life. NLP will add “mix-up mode” levels to the game several times a year.
The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
So many need this!!
This is a tool to develop critical thinking. How many times have I clicked on something to see that it was just an ad? Or worse, an opinion presenting as a fact?
Especially useful in deciphering opinion from truth that often appears on the front page of newspapers.
no longer works
This seems like a useful app, but after the first day it stopped working. I can’t get past the opening screen. I uninstalled and reinstalled but that didn’t help. UPDATE: The developers tell me the issue is fixed, and it seems to be. Good work and good app.
We all need this ad to teach us to spot ads
it’s a lot harder than I thought to know what’s an ad and what isn’t. This app really helps!
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- The News Literacy Project Inc.
- 11.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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