Fake news has become its own news story. Political and personal opinions aside, this election cycle has proven the perfect opportunity for teaching news and media evaluation. So, why aren’t we seizing the opportunity?!
Luckily for you, I’ve prepared a few resources for the classroom. I want to create a team of critical thinkers. To do so, it’s essential that we teach students (and adults) how to search and evaluate.
Check out Fennovation.org for all things Google (including the Google Search presentation below).
This past year, as part of our digital citizenship initiatives, I started monthly “d-day” talks for our advisories. Each activity is 15 minutes or less. Each activity features a video and some sort of reflection. This month, we are featuring fake news. Check it out!
6-8th grade students:
9th-12th grade students: