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Fake News: Figuring Out the Truth With Your students.

Explore and create
Pre-registration required

Explore and create : BYOD

Tuesday, June 25, 10:45–11:45 am
Location: 118A

Eileen Lennon  
Deciphering fake news from the truth is a challenge facing adults and students alike. Learn how I approach the subject with my students and explore resources to start the discussion that inevitably follows.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Just a regular internet access will be needed. Links to all the resources used are in the presentation that they can explore without any previously registered accounts or software to download.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Digital citizenship
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: Social studies, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
  • Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Teachers will leave with classroom resources to teach fake news.
Teachers will be shown two sides to the same story, photo, and news article and know how provoke class discussions from these resources.
Teachers will test out online assessments to check for student’s understanding on this subject.


Participants will leave a comment on a Padlet to begin the discussion.
Presenter will use photos videos and articles to demonstrate how the one resource is used in opposite ways.
Participants will participate in a kahoot online quiz to test their knowledge of signs of possible fake news.
Participants will complete a quiz to decipher fact vs. opinion vs. informed opinion.
The presenter will review key concepts to finish the presentation and instructions on how to make a copy of the lesson plan.

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Eileen Lennon, Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School 74

Eileen Lennon is part of the team that developed the social media guidelines for the NYC Board of Education. She is Microsoft and Google certified and moderates the #NYCSchoolsTechChat. She has also guest moderated national Twitter chats such as #EdTechChat, #growthmindset, and #connectedTL. Ms. Lennon was awarded the NYCDOE Excellence in School Technology Award at the annual NYCDOE Tech Summit in July 2016 and the Most Innovative Use of Social Media Awarded at NYC Technology Forum in November 2017. She teaches technology at the Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School 74 in Queens, New York.

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