Digital and Information Literacy

#MichED Chat 3/1/17


Q1: How is the phenomenon of “fake news” being discussed in your school? Your classroom?

Q2: Let’s consider “variations” of what is considered “fake news.” Look at 7 types of dis- and mis-information from @cward1e

Q3: Now that we have identified some variations of “fake news,” let’s dig deeper. What are some specific strategies you have tried?

Q4: Let’s look at some resources to fight “fake news.” First, let’s visit the Media Bias/Fact Check site:

Q5: Now, let’s visit AllSides which curates from various sources: Again, what do you see? What do you notice?

Q6: Also, for those of us in Michigan, we have access through @meldotorg to a great resource, Opposing Viewpoints in Context: What do you see? What do you notice? How could you use this with students?#miched

Q7: One last resource to share from @procon_org Their teacher resources: #miched What do you see and notice?

Q8 Time to share resources. What are some go-to websites, apps, and extensions that you can use to detect and debunk “fake news?” #miched

Co-Moderator: Troy Hicks

Writer. Teacher. Leader. Prof of English and Education at Central Michigan University, Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project, and education consultant.

Co-Moderator: Dr. Anne Thorp

Gram to best Babes in world! Instructional Strategist, Reiki Master, UDL specialist, REMC Dir, woodworker, MACUL Ed of Year 2012

Wednesday, March 1st, 8-9pm

This is an online event.