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Media Literacy: Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

KQED News Mind/Shift – Sophia Alvarez Boyd

“As the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom. Since a recent Stanford study showed that students at practically all grade levels can’t determine fake news from the real stuff, the push to teach media literacy has gained new momentum. The study showed that while students absorb media constantly, they often lack the critical thinking skills needed to tell fake news from the real stuff.”(more)

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