Nonprofit That Uses TikTok to Teach How to Spot Misinformation
A recent study from NewsGuard found that roughly one in five TikTok videos contain misinformation, whether the topic is COVID-19 vaccines or the Russia–Ukraine war. The News Literacy Project, a nonprofit that helps educators and students learn to judge the reliability of online information, has launched a TikTok account to teach the platform’s users how to spot misinformation. The challenge is doing it in a way that fits in with TikTok’s style.
How often does math get a holiday? Pi may be a famous irrational number, but there is nothing irrational about celebrating it with students. Every year mathematics teachers around the country celebrate Pi Day on March 14, since the date 3/14 resembles the first few digits of the number: 3.14.
We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), a nonprofit advocacy group seeking to diversify the publishing industry, has rolled out an initiative to fight book bans with a grant program targeting schools and libraries in underserved communities.
The Peace First Challenge helps youth (aged 13–25) create and lead projects that address injustice in their community through compassion, courage, and collaborative leadership. All they have to do is upload a one-minute reel on their Instagram or TikTok profile, showing how young people are changing their communities for the better.