Dear ISD Community:
I present a question for us this week. How do we teach students fact based, peer reviewed information when they are saturated in a culture of conspiracy theories, echo chambers, confirmation bias, lazy language, lazy journalism, clickbait, herding phenomenon, and triggering language? This is a difficult question to answer, but if you are up for the challenge, here are some links for all of us to enrich our skills at weeding out the “fake news” from truthiness, veracity, and factiness. Come to the library and share your ideas with me. I would love to hear how you and your family tackled these conversations.
Teaching fact vs. fiction when seeing is no longer believing
By Jennifer LaGarde
Explaining the News to Our Kids
Dramatic, disturbing news events can leave parents speechless. These age-based tips on how to talk to kids about the news -- and listen, too -- can help.
By Caroline Knorr
Understanding Content Curation - A Refresh
10 Question Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements?
Websites that peddle disinformation make millions of dollars in ads, new study finds
REPUTABLE FACT-CHECKING ORGANIZATIONS
Climate Feedback, SciCheck, Quote Investigator, Politifact, Factcheck.org, Washington Post Fact Checker, Snopes, Truth be Told, NPR Fact-Check, Lie Detector (Univision, Spanish language), Hoax Slayer, Guardian Reality Check (UK), BBC Reality Check, and more.