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Monday, January 29, 2018

Fighting Fake News

Did you know that the Newseum in Washington, D.C., is offering a FREE virtual class, scheduled to coincide with your bell schedule? Bring "Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers" to your classroom via GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, Skype or WebEx. (If your school uses a different platform, they're willing to look at it to see if it will work.) 

Newseum also has lesson plans and cool anchor charts to display in your classroom--all available for free once you register.

Another source for teaching media literacy--and especially online media literacy--is the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG)'s latest website, "Civic Reasoning Online." You can read my longer summary of the site, and other reasons to love SHEG in this earlier post. Or go directly to their website and register for free access to their material. You won't be sorry.

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