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Digital Leadership
Summit at ISTE20 Live
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Real or Fake? Strategies for Truth Finding

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Monday, June 24, 4:30–5:30 pm
Location: Terrace Ballroom IV, Level 4 (near Posters)

Dean Shareski  
Today more than ever, learners need to be able to evaluate and critique media and information. We'll show you how to help students develop critical-thinking skills and provide activities to discover how media can be manipulated and modified.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Digital citizenship
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
For Educators:
  • Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Critically evaluating online content needs an update. Viral content and social media make it difficult for people to filter and evaluate effectively. Without strategies and tools, we are unable to discern truth from lies. Using a variety of tools and strategies, participants will be both creator and consumer in manipulating content. We'll look at tools such as TinEye, newsmix, youtube data viewer, fotoforensics, split lens, fake tweets and more that allow students to see and create content that presents the ability to manipulate media. Participants will leave with a variety of tools and strategies for developing critical thinkers.


Introduction: will include several examples of content with a quiz on what's real and what's fake. (15 minutes)
Share several tools and strategies that can be easily used with students to manipulate content. (25 minutes)
Participants will be asked to explore these tools and submit artifacts to share. (20 minutes)

Supporting research

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Dean Shareski, Discovery Education

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