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Facts Are Facts...Aren’t They?

October 15, 2019 ♦ 7:00pm - 8:30pm ET

Session Description: Do your digital natives suffer from "digital naivete"? They may be fluent enough with technology to create and post their own work, but not be aware that everyone who posts online isn't credible. Teaching students to sift through multiple sets of "facts" allows them to learn the difference between propaganda, advertising, and factual reporting. This is a skill that students need in order to be truly digitally literate. In an age of instant information, students need to know how to tell if they can trust a source of information. Join us to learn strategies for helping them. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

As a result of this session teachers will:

  1. Explore tools and strategies for teaching media literacy;
  2. Learn strategies that promote critical examination of online resources; and
  3. Plan a learning activity that fosters digital literacy.

Applicable ISTE Standards for Educators (2017)*: 1A; 1B; 2C; 3B; 5B

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Certificates: The certificates for this session were emailed 11/7/19 at 11:21 AM to registrants that actively participated in all required tasks throughout the session and completed the session evaluation survey within 1 week.