Fake news and the need to teach media literacy/critical thinking.

January 13, 2017 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

In November 2016, the Stanford Graduate School of Education released a report titled Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning and found “a dismaying inability by students to reason about information they see on the Internet”  and “The authors worry that democracy is threatened by the ease at which disinformation about civic issues is allowed to spread and flourish” (from the news report). See also the executive summary.  Read this recent New York Times article Fake News Fooling Millions!

Looking for resources and ideas to build and reinforce media literacy and those critical questioning skills with your students? Check out the Inquiry page on the new TDSB Virtual Library and send your students hunting for articles on this topic in databases, such as Explorer.  Your TL can assist you with all of these.

Here are a couple of other randomly selected resources: Edutopia has recently posted an item by Mary Beth Hertz titled Battling Fake News in the Classroom. Read this checklist 10 Questions for fake news detection and check out sites like Media Smarts. The Professional Library has ordered the new edition of Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom by Frank Baker but it already has a bunch of reserves on it.

Rowan

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