Fake News and Media Literacy

resources for teachers and librarians

Fake news is proliferating

While fake news has always been part of the (dis)information picture, social media has increased its impact. The November 2016 Stanford report on evaluating information found that most students have difficulty discerning online media such as fake news. This newsletter explains fake news and media literacy, and provides resources, instructional strategies and learning activities to address fake news.

The Research

Articles

How false news can spread - Noah Tavlin

Resources from Colleges and Universities

Fact Checking Websites

Media Bias

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The Problem with Fake News (and how our students can solve it)

Ideas for Teaching and Learning

How to choose your news - Damon Brown

Health Related Media Literacy

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Sue Heraper

Teacher Librarian

SAGE Library at Newbury Park High School

Newbury Park, CA