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Avoiding Confirmation Bias
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We may be leaving out information or disregarding it because it doesn't conform with our own beliefs.  Students will learn about confirmation bias, different perspectives and how to avoid confirmation bias.  This lesson is part of a media unit curated at our Digital Citizenship website, "Who Am I Online?". 

Subject:
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Dana John
John Sadzewicz
Beth Clothier
Angela Anderson
Date Added:
06/14/2020
Clickbait - Who's It For?
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Students will be able to identify what is clickbait, and how it is used once the viewer engages. This lesson is part of a media unit curated at our Digital Citizenship website called "Who Am I Online?"

Subject:
Communication
Marketing
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Beth Clothier
John Sadzewicz
Dana John
Angela Anderson
Date Added:
06/13/2020
Fact or Fiction? Evaluating Media in a “Post-Truth” World
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In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries chose "post-truth" as the word of the year. As literacy has shifted from published hardcopy to an online landscape, it is more important than ever to engage and empower students in navigating the complicated battleground of fake news verses responsible, fact-based news. In this multi-day lesson, students will 1) examine terms associated with “fake news” and evaluate sources for their reliability and authenticity, and 2) develop a set of norms for responsible use of online news sources that spans academic and personal interaction with media.Cover image: "Fake news" by pixel2013 from Pixabay.com

Subject:
Information Science
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Alyssa King
MSDE Admin
Date Added:
08/01/2018
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Facts or Fake News? Evaluating Media in a “Post-Truth” World
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The amount of information being consumed on a daily basis is staggering and often leads to "information overload." As literacy has shifted to a digital landscape, it is even more imperative for consumers, especially students, to learn how to navigate this environment. This multi-day lesson helps students 1) examine terms associated with "fake news" and how to evaluate them for reliability and authenticity, and then 2) develp a set of skills to help them continue to evaluate sources for both academic and personal needs."Fake News Image" by Pxfuel logo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Subject:
Information Science
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Janelle Coady
Date Added:
07/23/2020
False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources
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This is a list of fake, false, or regularly misleading websites that are shared on Facebook and social media. Some of these websites may rely on “outrage” by using distorted headlines and decontextualized or dubious information in order to generate likes, shares, and profits. These websites are categorized with the number 1 next to them. Some websites on this list may circulate misleading and/or potentially unreliable information, and they are marked with a 2. Other websites on this list sometimes use clickbait-y headlines and social media descriptions, and they are marked with a 3. Other sources on this list are purposefully fake with the intent of satire/comedy, which can offer important critical commentary on politics and society, but have the potential to be shared as actual/literal news. They are marked with a 4.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Melissa Zimdars
Date Added:
11/15/2016