Teaching Kids (and Adults) about Clickbait - TechNotes Blog - TCEA. As if email spam wasn’t bad enough, we now have website spam in the form of clickbait.
Learn some ways to identify and then ignore this big time waster. I noticed something happening on my Facebook the other day. Suddenly, I was getting a lot of “sponsored stories” (ie. ads) with salacious headlines. Things like “Stop eating chicken breasts immediately!” And “You won’t believe what this famous star has become.” What Is Clickbait? According to Wikipedia, clickbait is a term for “web content that is aimed at generating online advertising revenue, especially at the expense of quality or accuracy, relying on sensationalist headlines or eye-catching thumbnail pictures to attract click-throughs and to encourage forwarding of the material over online social networks.”
There are several parts of that definition that jumped out at me. Why Clickbait Is So Dangerous I think all of us can agree that clickbait is something that we wish didn’t exist. What You Can Do The headline is too good to be true. Home.
EdWebet74. Will we now take information literacy skills seriously? I keep having to bite my tongue a lot late from muttering, "People are idiots.
" I am sure many are doing the same when they look at me. But there you are. The recent brouhaha over the term "alternate facts" makes it seem like everything people have been reading in the media and online has been true up until Trump was elected president. Librarians have always known better. We've been advocating for information literacy for at least 20 years - tha all people need to be critical users of information and ideas.
Any many folks like Mike Eisenberg and Kathy Shrock were way ahead of me in this advocacy. If you'd prefer, read the same message from someone a lot smarter and younger than I am (Jennifer LaGarde) that was just published yesterday. Survival Skills for the Information Jungle: Information Problem-Solving Activities Are More Important Than Ever Creative Classroom August 2001 - Doug Johnson Kathy Schrock has a wonderful, comprehensive webpage on website evaluation at < Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world. True or Not. Do Educators Need Media Literacy as Much as Students Do? Media Literacy. A Position Statement of National Council for the Social Studies© 2009 National Council for the Social Studies.
All rights reserved This position statement was prepared by a task force of the Technology Community of National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), and was approved by the NCSS Board of Directors in February 2009. “In the twenty-first century, participatory media education and civic education are inextricable” (Rheingold, 2008, p. 103) This position statement focuses on the critical role of media literacy in the social studies curriculum. The statement addresses the following questions. Rationale The 21st century world is media saturated, technologically dependent, and globally connected. The ubiquitous and mobile nature of information and communication technologies has resulted in a world far different from that of those of us whose childhood was once surrounded by large box televisions, rotary dial telephones, and transistor radios. Purpose/Definition References Giroux, H.
Why Media Literacy Week Matters for Students. The 1st Annual U.S.
Media Literacy Week will be observed November 2nd through 6th. You can help spread the word using the hashtag #MediaLitWk. Here, noted author and consultant Frank W. Baker (@fbaker) offers clear evidence for the need to raise awareness about media literacy in a world saturated by media messages. By Frank W. The news is filled with headlines that continue to demonstrate why teaching media literacy is more important than ever. September 2015: Headline – Most people think native ads are real articles – and they later feel duped (Source) Native ads are vaguely disguised and frequently appear in news feeds and on other websites. (Snip from paid Chevron “native advertisement” in the New York Times) If ever there was a need for media literacy, this is evidence. August 2015: Headline – 2016 SATs Will Put Stronger Emphasis on Graphic Literacy.