Tag: Media Literacy

Fight Fake News!

Four steps for helping students identify real news Teaching with current events has always been a vital way to help students become informed and engaged citizens. But the importance of news literacy has perhaps never been as critical as it is today, with the pronounced rise of deliberately misleading and patently fake news. While middle

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Fact or Fiction: Fake News and its Impact on Education

How do we equip students with the tools to determine the validity of sources? On October 30, 2016, a white supremacist Twitter account’s tweet received more national recognition than expected. The tweet made claims that Hillary Clinton was at the center of a pedophilia ring. The Internet was set ablaze. Theories from the website Reddit

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The News Literacy Project

A tool to help students determine news they can trust It has been years since we’ve kept up with the world around us by reading the local paper over breakfast in the morning and watching the national news on television in the evening. The last two decades have seen an explosion of outlets churning out

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