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Misinformation Pandemic

I invite you to check out a conversation about Fake News in the LINCS community in case you've missed it. There is a great post about the misinformation pandemic about the coronovirus. As we are working with our students in health literacy, we want to also ensure we teach media literacy. This conversation provides details about why this is important in today's media culture. 

Kathy Tracey  

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Great Media Literacy Resources

Hello colleagues, Teachers are well aware of how important it is to evaluate internet resources for their accuracy and truthfulness. As our colleague Stephanie Sommers writes on the Minnesota ABE Teaching & Learning Advancement System's website, "... it is more important than ever for our adult learners to be able to evaluate the information they are given.

Lessons on Critical Thinking & "Fake News"

Hello colleagues, There is much discussion these days about fake information in the media.We have explored this issue and shared numerous helpful resources in the College and Career Standards community.

Some people say we shouldn't use the term "fake news" because so-called "fake news" is not news! Point well taken!

Teaching students how to tell Fake News from Real News


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Teaching Media Literacy

Recently, there has been a great deal of discussion on fake news. President Obama, in an interview in the New Yorker states, "The new media ecosystem means everything is true and nothing is true." For example, an explanation of climate change from a Nobel Prize-winning physicist looks exactly the same on a Facebook feed as the denial of climate change from a conspiracy theorist.
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