Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Fact VS Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News [Please take our survey]

Look at this, y'all! It's the cover of a top secret project I've been working on with my friend Darren Hudgins for the last year(ish!)

I'll go into the why and how of this project at some point in the future, but for right now, we really need your help. Part of what we're doing with this book is collecting data on how educators (of all stripes, not just school librarians, but certainly school librarians, too!) are teaching media literacy in the age of "Fake News." We're seeking to find out how/if schools are grappling with this problem, while also identifying what strategies are currently working in the field.

This is where you come in!

To help us, will you please take a few minutes to fill out this brief survey? It would mean the world to us!

We know that the 24 hour news cycle, the advent of citizen journalism, the appropriation of "fake news" as a term to disparage anything we don't agree with, and the normalization of passing false information off as fact, with little/no consequences has affected how educators teach their students to be effective information consumers (and creators!). AND we know that there's already great work being done out there to do just that. So... please take our survey and share it with everyone you know.

We'll be accepting responses for about a week.

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