Going Viral: How To Use Misinformation To Teach News Literacy
Today’s youth are inheriting the largest and most complex information landscape in human history – one that is rife with increasingly deceptive and devious forms of misinformation. Even for adult patrons, deciding what's "fake news" or not can be very confusing.
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
1. some of the major tactics that purveyors of misinformation employ;
2. how to use actual examples of viral falsehoods to teach students and adult patrons alike how to be more news-literate, savvy consumers of information; and
3. how to use a variety of free online tools to teach vital fact-checking skills everyone need to avoids being exploited online.
Peter Adams is the News Literacy Project’s senior vice president of education and has been with the organization since 2009. He began his career in education as a classroom teacher in the New York City schools. He has also worked as a trainer with the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, a youth media after-school instructor in the Chicago public schools and an adjunct instructor at Roosevelt University and Chicago City Colleges.