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Analyzing media and creating media products.

Are we wired to believe fake news?

Sep 14, 2017

Blog

What’s the Real Problem with Fake News? We Are Wired to Believe It

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.

Professional Learning

Aug 15, 2017

Entry

Courses Focusing on Media Literacy and Civic Engagement

KQED Learning has launched a new online hub with free professional learning courses and resources focused on media literacy and civic engagement in the digital world.

Take control of your professional development.

Jun 23, 2017

Blog

Taking Control of Your Professional Development

The days of sitting in one-size-fits-all professional meetings are dwindling. Whole day, large group professional development sessions are being replaced with technology-infused collaboration ripe for lifelong learning. For me, the best part of this shift in professional learning is the ability to focus on the topics that interest me the most.

Skills for Good Digital Citizenship

Jun 16, 2017

Blog

Three Skills Students Need to Become Good Digital Citizens

In order to be good digital citizens, students must cultivate a filter through which they view their digital lives and understand online communication. To help students build that filter, we must support them in developing a multifaceted awareness consisting of a number characteristics. Here are three of the most important:

Twitter App

Jun 15, 2017

Entry

Tweets Without Clutter

Twitterrific is an award-winning Twitter client for iOS that lets users browse Twitter free from the clutter of promoted tweets. Users can use Muffles to hide from their timeline tweets containing words, phrases, people, and hashtags that they don’t want to see.

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