A Washington, DC–based organization, the News Literacy Project (NLP) has devised an infographic to help teachers (and any news consumer) wondering how best to approach misinformation in the news and separate fact from conspiracy theory. “Ten Questions for Fake News Detection” helps teachers and students comb through an article to find telltale signs of falsehood. Caps lock and excessive punctuation are on the list of likely red flags. However, skepticism is only half the battle when evaluating news sources. The worksheet’s first question asks the reader to gauge his or her emotional reaction to an article.
Here is the second set of Jason Ohler’s revelations about digital storytelling. From using digital stories to educate students and letting them pursue their goals, he explains how digital storytelling can be a powerful education tool to help students mature, grow, and think critically.
We are counting down the last few days of 2017, expectant of what is to come in the New Year. From all of us and our guest authors, we would like to wish you a successful and exciting New Year. We will see you on the other side.
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