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10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog. For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget.

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog

Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of the above and everything in between. Denzel Washington was recently quoted as saying, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” The Book Chook: Help Kids Detect Fake News. By Susan Stephenson, “Fake news” is a term that has exploded in popularity recently.

The Book Chook: Help Kids Detect Fake News

It is often used to describe articles and memes that have been deliberately fabricated to manipulate opinion or misinform. Boilerplate’s Origins. Paul came up with the concept for Boilerplate years before the robot appeared in our books.

Boilerplate’s Origins

Initially, he thought about using it in a graphic novel. That evolved into the idea of telling the robot’s story in a more “realistic” way, illustrated by doctored photographs and set against world history as a backdrop. In the year 2000, which for so long sounded like the future but is now in the past, Paul decided to post some robot stories on our website. Not, contrary to some accounts, as a book pitch—he did it just for fun. He built a model robot, photographed it, digitally inserted it into vintage photos, and posted short stories on our old website.

Battling Fake News in the Classroom. In this post-election period, there has been a lot of discussion about fake news, particularly about how it is spread and shared online, and whether it influenced the recent presidential election. On November 22, Stanford University released an influential study showing that middle and high school students—and even some in college—have trouble distinguishing which online resources are credible. The inescapable fact is that young people need to be prepared for the Wild West of information that they live in and will grow up in. It is also imperative that we, as educators, prepare young people for the important job of responsible and informed citizenship. Bad News. After Comet Ping Pong and Pizzagate, teachers tackle fake news. History teacher Chris Dier was in the middle of a lesson last week at Chalmette High School in Chalmette, La., when a student made a befuddling inquiry: “He raised his hand and asked if I knew about Hillary Clinton using pizza places to traffic people.”

After Comet Ping Pong and Pizzagate, teachers tackle fake news

About a thousand miles away at Wilson High School in Northwest Washington, distressed students in teacher Eden McCauslin’s history and government classes asked why a North Carolina man armed with an assault rifle had appeared at their local pizza shop, Comet Ping Pong, telling police that he wanted to free child sex slaves he believed to be harbored there, a false narrative conspiracy theorists have pushed on the Internet. [Pizzagate: From rumor, to hashtag, to gunfire in D.C.] Hoaxes, fake news and conspiracy theories have abounded on the Web, spreading with increasing speed and intensity during the recent presidential election cycle. As the Comet Ping Pong incident displayed, such false accounts can inspire very real consequences. local. A Conspiracy Video Teaches Kids A Lesson About Fake News.

A Closer Look: Beware of Photos Bearing False Captions. When working with historical photo collections, it always pays to ask yourself: Does the title match the content?

A Closer Look: Beware of Photos Bearing False Captions

The original photographers sometimes mixed up dates and places, or misspelled words and omitted key info — just like you or I might. Glancing at this pair of photographs, they seem to show the same scene. But the titles etched into the original glass negatives tell conflicting stories. (Spoiler alert: Don’t click on the photos to see their catalog records yet or you’ll get the answer early!)

Original caption: Suffragettes, Union Sq., May 2, 1914. Original caption: Union Sq., 5/1/14. All About Explorers. All About Explorers was developed by a group of teachers as a means of teaching students about the Internet.

All About Explorers

ABC Education: MEDIA LITERACY. Fake news lesson plan. Fake News Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts : All Tech Considered. Guido Rosa/Getty Images/Ikon Images Fake news stories can have real-life consequences.

Fake News Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts : All Tech Considered

On Sunday, police said a man with a rifle who claimed to be "self-investigating" a baseless online conspiracy theory entered a Washington, D.C., pizzeria and fired the weapon inside the restaurant. So, yes, fake news is a big problem. These stories have gotten a lot of attention, with headlines claiming Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump in November's election and sites like American News sharing misleading stories or taking quotes out of context. And when sites like DC Gazette share stories about people who allegedly investigated the Clinton family being found dead, the stories go viral and some people believe them. Fake news. It's complicated. - First Draft News. This article is available also in Deutsch, Español, Français and العربية.

Fake news. It's complicated. - First Draft News

Fakebook. Don’t Believe Everything You Hear or Read. Mars Peopled by One Vast Thinking Vegetable!

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear or Read

Salt Lake Tribune, October 13, 1912 In the most recent “Right to the Source” column in NSTA’s magazine The Science Teacher, Michael Apfeldorf discusses reactions in the early 20th century to reports of life on Mars. Drop Bear. The Drop Bear, Thylarctos plummetus, is a large, arboreal, predatory marsupial related to the Koala.

Drop Bear

Drop Bear distribution map Photographer: © Australian Museum Standard Common Name. Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division - dihydrogen monoxide info. Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information with John Green. Civic Online Reasoning Classroom Poster. Checkology. How Photos Fuel the Spread of Fake News. During a campaign stop in South Carolina last winter, Hillary Clinton stumbled as she climbed the steps of an antebellum mansion in Charleston.

Aides helped her regain her balance in a vulnerable but nondescript moment captured by Getty photographer Mark Makela. He didn’t think much of it until August, when the alt-right news site Breitbart touted it as evidence of Clinton’s failing health. “It was really bizarre and dispiriting to see,” he says. “We’re always attuned to photographic manipulation, but what was more sinister in this situation was the misappropriation of a photo.” Misappropriation and misrepresentation of images helped drive the growth of fake news. Such stories rely on images to sell bogus narratives. This rise has been driven both by the preponderance of images available online, and the ease with which they can be manipulated.

Photos play a key role in making fake news stories go viral by bolstering the emotional tenor of the lie. Go Back to Top. Lesson Idea: Media Literacy and Fake News. Overview: In a world filled with rapid pace communication through a variety of platforms, we have an abundance of information available at our fingertips. How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills. Finding and Evaluating Web Sites. Metafact. iReporter. Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog. How to Spot Fake News. Fake news is nothing new.

But bogus stories can reach more people more quickly via social media than what good old-fashioned viral emails could accomplish in years past. Concern about the phenomenon led Facebook and Google to announce that they’ll crack down on fake news sites, restricting their ability to garner ad revenue. Perhaps that could dissipate the amount of malarkey online, though news consumers themselves are the best defense against the spread of misinformation. Not all of the misinformation being passed along online is complete fiction, though some of it is. How to Spot Fake News (and Teach Kids to Be Media-Savvy) Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. Help Save The ENDANGERED From EXTINCTION! The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Rare photo of the elusive tree octopus The Pacific Northwest tree octopus (Octopus paxarbolis) can be found in the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula on the west coast of North America.

Their habitat lies on the Eastern side of the Olympic mountain range, adjacent to Hood Canal. The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how. How to identify fake news. Quartz - Schools around the world are now teaching kids to... Protect Yourself from Fake News - Fact v. Fiction - Fake News - Academic Guid... What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you! When the AP United States history students at Aragon High School in San Mateo California, scanned the professionally designed pages of, most concluded that it was a solid, unbiased source of facts and analysis.

Who Stands Between Fake News and Students? Educators. Every week, Dave Stuart hands out a current news article to his world history students so they can digest and evaluate the credibility of the information and its sources. Turn Students into Fact-Finding Web Detectives. Fact-Checking Tips and Tools for Teachers and Students. Today's news: Real or fake? [Infographic] Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies. Teaching Students about Fake News in the Real World — Literacy Ideas. Whatever Donald Trump’s legacy as president of the United States becomes he will forever be known as the protagonist for bringing two key terms to the modern vocabulary. Teaching digital literacy in a new era of skepticism.

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