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Teaching Your Students About Fake News

Talk of fake news is everywhere but how do you begin to teach about it in the classroom? Start with an exploration of the rise of fake news, and why kids should care. Then, delve into the media literacy skills that students need to evaluate news critically. Dictionary.com recently added a definition for the term…

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Teaching About Climate Change for Earth Day

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day serves as an annual reminder to appreciate and protect our planet and all that it provides for us. Earth Day (April 22) offers a good opportunity to dedicate classroom time to some of the critical issues facing the planet. Students can develop informed views on the issues through multimedia…

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How to Use Listenwise to Develop Content Knowledge and 21st Century Skills

Listenwise is a flexible resource and can be used to meet many different goals for your students. Podcast lessons enhance student engagement, content knowledge, and build on skills such as media literacy and empathy. We describe ways to approach this with a few activities in this blog. Our previous blog highlighted how to enhance language…

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How to Spot Fake News and Teach Students to be Educated News Consumers

In the aftermath of recent global electoral developments, it’s clear that the way we interpret and synthesize news is important. Britain’s exit from the European Union and the election of Donald Trump are two of the most recognized examples, but fake news and the spread of state-sponsored inaccurate news has led to a geopolitical shift…

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