14 August 2018

Fake News - Resources for Learners and Educators

Digital literacies, Visual literacies, Social Media literacies.

The skills and demands of today's literacies change and so should educational practices by meeting learners in the world in which they live in.

Here are some resources for helping students understand the issue of fake news.

Bad News - a free game

Factitious - a free game


The 10 Best Fact Checking Sites

News and Media Literacy

Writing & Discussion Activities to Promote Awareness of Fake News - NIk Peachey

Fake News and Digital Literacies: some resources

4 Fake Sites to Teach Students Website Evaluation

One activity to do with students is to create a digital wall (either with Padlet or Lino, for instance) and have them brainstorm what fake news is and why it happens.

They can then continue by finding examples, discussing what is fake/not fake and finally try to establish why fake news happens and how it is affecting everyone around the world. Suggestions to combat fake news can then be contributed on a Flipgrid.

Here is an example of a digital wall with further suggestions that may be used while focusing on fake news:

Made with Padlet

How do you teach fake news?

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