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Evaluating Bias and Truth in the Fake News Era

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Saturday, December 5, 7:45–8:30 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Darren Hudgins  
Jennifer LaGarde  

Join two ISTE authors as they present and discuss topics related to their book, Fact vs. Fiction. The discussion will focus on developing media literacy and critical-thinking skills in the age of fake news.

Audience: Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Library/media
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

-Get tips for developing credibility strategies that apply to research completed both in and out of school.
-Learn strategies for combating "fake news," including models for evaluating news stories with links to resources on how to include lessons on "fake news" in your curricula.
-Explore the link between Information Literacy and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) while exploring ways that technology can help us with both.


The presenters will tackle large questions from the book like the following:
- Misinformation isn't new; the technology is.
- Why does school need to change their approach to civics, economics, journalism, and media literacy?
- Algorithms, filter bubbles, and social media: Are we getting the same news? Seems like everyone is forcing perspective these days. How do we tackle this together?
- What do we know? Who can you trust? The presenters will discuss resources to help educators, media specialists and administrators tackle the misinformation challenge.

Supporting research

Fact vs Fiction by Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins

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Darren Hudgins, Think Do Thrive LLC
Jennifer LaGarde, School of Hard Knocks

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