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Can You Spot Fake News? Critical Evaluation of Information
EDUC 656 Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools
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Final Call for Online Courses Starting January 3Registration closes soon before the university holiday break.
Visit Our Most Popular WebsiteA collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, group work/cooperative learning, concept map, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.
Can You Spot Fake News? Critical Evaluation of InformationNews, opinion and entertainment are increasingly intertwined, especially on social media.From satirical to fake news sites, information saturation has reached a critical point. How do you tell fact from fiction? How do you know who to believe?These resources help focus on critical analysis with online and print materials.NPR reports on a recent study conducted by Stanford University, which reveals that students have a difficult time identifying fake news.Joyce Valenza created this fantastic tool kit to help students (and adults) distinguish fake news, hoaxes and bias in news articles. This blog entry is packed with information and resources.These on-demand modules written by Dr. Carl Heine from the 21st Century Information Fluency Project, target strategies and techniques used to determine the credibility of information. Appropriate for middle school to graduate school.Nell K. Duke shares tips to help evaluate web sources. Though aimed at a K-12 audience, the information is relevant at all age levels.Kathy Schrock provides a wealth of resources aimed at teaching people how to evaluate information sources. Geared toward K-12Compound Interest created this infographic to help readers spot articles based on bad science.Melissa Zimdars, a university professor, provides concrete steps for analyzing websites.Lori Robertson and Eugene Kiely of FactCheck.org provide helpful information on how to spot fake news articles.FactCheck.org “monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.”Snopes aims to debunk urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors and misinformation.
Featured CoursePractical instructional strategies to prevent bullying and cyberbullying in both face-to-face settings, and when students use text messages, personal websites, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media to harass peers.Our students say…
“From this class I have realized that no matter what age a student is they need an environment where they feel safe and free of bullying.”
~ CVTC Instructor, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
“This class has impacted my perspective on the importance of creating circles of caring and bully free classrooms…”
~ Department of Defense Schools Teacher/Counselor Italy
Spring Online Courses with OpeningsDon’t Delay – Sign Up TodayReview the list of courses for teaching writing, reading, math specialist, educational technology and classroom management beginning on January 9, 17, 23, and 30th and in February.Meet your professional development goals for continuing education, license renewal or advanced certification.
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