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What IS this document I'm looking at?

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> <b>What IS this document I’m looking at?</b><p>What IS this document I’m looking at?<p><i>on</i> 05/15/2017 • ( 1 )<p>The CRAAP test has been a standby …

Web Tool Wednesday: Creative Book Trailer Ideas

The end of the year is always a crazy time for PBL opportunities, projects, student-led instruction, etc. Here with the #BISDwired team, we wanted to …

Two Great White Sharks found swimming in Mississippi River Near Saint Louis, Missouri.

1<p>Have you seen this cat? Cause he is fucking awesome! He's not lost or anything, just thought you should see him.<p>2<p>McDonalds can now report marijuana …

Portable Green Screens in the Library

<b>Don't throw that Pizza Box Away!</b> <b>- Portable Green Screens in our K-2 Library -</b><p>How and why you should turn all those pizza boxes into portable …

To Test Your Fake News Judgment, Play This Game

Fake news has been on Maggie Farley's mind further back than 2016 when President Trump brought the term into the vernacular.<p>Farley, a veteran journalist, says we've had fake news forever and that "people have always been trying to manipulate information for their own ends," but she calls what we're …

Fake News

Hidden in Plain Sight: Information Literacy in the Age of Google

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> <b>Hidden in Plain Sight: Information Literacy in the Age of Google</b><p><i>on</i> 07/14/2017 • ( 0 )<p>“Doodle for Google 2009 Contest Entry.” Kevin …

13 Tips for Teaching News and Information Literacy

How can educators teach elementary and middle school students to be critical consumers of news and media? We asked media literacy experts—teachers …

“Factitious” Is An Online Game To Teach About Fake News

Factitious is an engaging online game to teach about fake news. It could be a fun activity to do to finish-up a more extensive lesson on the …

'Fake Newsroom' Reimagines 1983 Photo Project About Truth and Media

A floor-to-ceiling wall vinyl currently installed at Minnesota Street Project shows Sultan behind a desk, Mandel perched on the edge of one in the …

KQED

<b>Social Media and Your Brain</b><p>Ever have an argument with someone, and no matter how many facts you provide, you just can’t get that person to see it …

Rebroadcast: Tech vs. ‘Fake News’

At a Facebook shareholder meeting Thursday, a group of investors plans to confront CEO Mark Zuckerberg, demanding he do more to stop the spread of …

Media Literacy: Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

As the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the …

Critical Analysis and Information Literacy

With these understandings, students will be prepared to form opinions based on facts instead of social media or biased reporting. They can learn to …

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

So what can you do to more explicitly teach adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information?<p>Dimensions of Critical Evaluation<p>First, …

Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Shenglan Zhang and I thought that we could help address this situation by laying a foundation for website evaluation in elementary school. In …

Teaching

KQED

It used to be so easy to distinguish between truth and fiction. In previous years, I would focus on just teaching my students the difference between …

Teaching in the New (Abundant) Economy of Information

But far from devaluing the role of the modern teacher, the new economy of information has freed teachers from their role as “font of knowledge” and …

Play

The skills necessary to be a student in today's information-rich environment are radically different. In an economy of abundant information, …

The Honest Truth about Fake News … and How Not to Fall for It (with Lesson Plan)

Teach with the LowdownSuggestions for nonfiction analysis, writing/discussion prompts and multimedia projects. Browse our lesson plan collection …