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Title:
Fact vs. fiction : teaching critical thinking skills in the age of fake news
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Portland, Oregon : International Society for Technology in Education, [2018]

©2018
ISBN:
9781564847041
Physical Description:
xi, 147 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Facts Are So 2015: Why This Book? Why Now? -- Fake News: The Great Human Tradition -- Fake News in an Exponential World -- Our Brains on Fake News -- Fake News Self-Assessment -- All Is Not Lost! Resources for Combatting Fake News -- Voices From the Field -- Critical Thinking Now More Than Ever.
Abstract:
The advent of the 24-hour news cycle, citizen journalism and an increased reliance on social media as a trusted news source have had a profound effect not only on how we get our news, but also on how we evaluate sources of information, share that information and interact with others in online communities. When these issues are coupled with the "fake news" industry that intentionally spreads false stories designed to go viral, educators are left facing a new and challenging landscape. This book will help them address these new realities. Fact vs. Fiction provides educators with tools and resources to help students discern fact from fiction in the information they access not only at school, but on the devices they carry in their pockets and backpacks.
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