Teaching Disinformation in 2020 - CIA Tips for Students and Educators

October 20, 2020 News Literacy Project
Teaching Disinformation in 2020 - CIA Tips for Students and Educators
Show Notes

This edWeb podcast is sponsored by News Literacy Project.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.

As you well know, misinformation and disinformation online can confuse, mislead, and even endanger your students. The News Literacy Project is working hard to ensure that young people do not become caught in a web of falsehoods, hoaxes, and conspiracy theories during election season and beyond by offering a diverse range of education resources.

Hear from subject matter expert Peter Adams of the News Literacy Project and former CIA officer and author Cindy Otis in a conversation about the difference between misinformation and disinformation. Learn how to tell if a bot or a troll is behind the online content you see and what to do about it. Plus, dive into the information landscape surrounding the 2020 elections and political campaigns.

Along with highlighting resources, including the award-winning Checkology® virtual classroom, listeners learn strategies for honing news literacy skills using timely, real-world examples.  Come be a part of creating a “future founded on facts” for your students!

This edWeb podcast is of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of the middle school, high school, and higher ed levels.

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