February 2017

Who Stands Between Fake News and Students?

You do

Bogus and exaggerated information disguised as journalism went viral in 2016. An analysis by Buzzfeed revealed that at the height of the presidential campaign, the level of engagement (likes, shares, etc.) for posts categorized as "fake news" outpaced that of stories from mainstream news outlets.

But addressing fake news in the classroom can be dicey for educators if it is perceived as a strategy for dismissing political opinions or discreditiing candidates.

How do you help your students navigate the complicated world of new media and become informed consumers of news and information...without overstepping or introducing bias?

See what NEA recommends

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