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Information Literacy Connection

You may be thinking that these Fake News resources look a lot like Information Literacy resources we've been using for years. You are correct! There is a lot of overlap with IL and Critical Thinking skills. Here are some links to some classic IL resources.

Education Week video

Fake News Resources

Things to Say to Students, Spouses, and Others Who Don't Consider Their Sources

  1. Let's look at a news source we know is reputable to see what they are saying about this topic. (The Wall Street Journal is generally regarded as reputable, but you might take a look at a local newspaper or other source relevant to the topic or discipline.)
  2. I haven't heard that information being reported. What news sources do you look to for information? (This is a good way to start a conversation about a completely fake story.
  3. Does this story use any quotes or first-person resources?

Basically, it's best to establish a positive emotional connection. Show empathy, validate their emotions, and avoid triggers that might inspire defensive or aggressive reactions which will be counterproductive.

Infographic to Share with Students

Christiane Amanpour and Chris Anderson on Fake news

This video could be shown to students in class to.......

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