SPOTTING FAKE NEWS AND TEACHING MEDIA LITERACY
In a democratic society, one of the most important things we can teach our students is the ability to spot fake news and think critically about the media they are consuming.
Below, I’ve compiled some excellent resources for teaching and learning about fake news.
Tips for Spotting Fake News:
MediaSmarts.ca is the gold-standard (and it’s Canadian). On this site, you will find lesson plans and tons of resources.
This is a great infographic I found for evaluating a news article. (click the picture to go to the website)
Websites and videos that can act as practice material for spotting fake news and websites:
And a card game for teaching media literacy!