C-SPAN Classroom has a new lesson plan that is timely given the recent discussions about fake news stories created and shared through social media. Media Literacy & Fake News is a free lesson plan based on five C-SPAN videos featuring authors and other experts talking about the role of media in influencing how people think about political topics. Two of the video clips used in the lesson are titled “Fake News” Sites and Effects on Democracy and Role of Media and Fake News. The last video in the lesson plan, Satire vs Fake News, features writers from The Onion talking about political satire versus misinformation.
In 1951, a football game inspired what would become a landmark study in psychology. Dartmouth opposed Princeton in a brutal end-of-season match that yielded a broken nose, a broken leg, and a flurry of penalties. The game's lack of sportsmanship became the topic of much public debate, with each side blaming the other for the lack of civility on the field.
On November 1, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (ET), TESOL will host a virtual seminar entitled “Creating & Using Videos for English Language Teaching.” With the increase of great videos from online sources such as MOOCs, TED, and YouTube channels, more and more educators and language learners are relying on video and audio as a source of language input.
On September 27, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), two New York Times Learning Network editors, a Times video journalist, and a classroom teacher will host a freewebinar entitled “Picture This: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills With New York Times Photos, Videos, and Infographics.”