A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders helps users investigate misleading and viral content, memes, and trolling practices online. Packed with data visualizations, this free manual highlights a series of research protocols, or “recipes,” which can be used to trace trolling practices—the ways false viral news and memes circulate online and the commercial underpinnings of problematic content.The guidewas co-produced by the Shorenstein Center at HarvardUniversity and the Public Data Lab in Amsterdam. Published under a Creative Commons License, the guide is free to copy, redistribute, and reuse.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced educators to make many changes in response to instant lockdowns and other unexpected pressures. But one thing educators who read Big Deal Media’s K-12 Technology newsletter didn’t have to change: their reliance on the newsletter as a valuable tool for finding and buying technology resources for their schools and districts.
Each year we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in 2020.