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Fake News, Balancing Tech in the Classroom, and Digital Citizenship

This is a list of resources that discuss the importance of knowing whether or not to believe the news they are reading on social media and on the internet.

How to Protect Students From Fake News

The danger of fake news lies in its ability to appear like any other news story when taken at face value. How do we protect students from false information?

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In an unfortunate reminder of the power — and perils — of social media, Terry Frei, a seasoned sports journalist, lost his longtime job at The Denver Post...

Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news | Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra

Fake news is making news, and it's a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news.

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers

From Jeff Dunn of Edudemic, here come a host of lesson plans guaranteed to boost students' research skills.

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction.

Google’s New Curriculum and Game Encourage Kids to ‘Be Internet Awesome’ -- THE Journal

The resources are available through Google’s Be Internet Awesome project, which was evaluated by the International Society for Technology (ISTE) and received the Seal of Alignment for Readiness for its pedagogical value.

5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

VideoAmy explores the topic of digital citizenship with this playlist of videos on the importance of online safety, manners, privacy, and responsibility.

A Hands-On Activity to Teach Digital Citizenship - Simplek12

Make digital citizenship fun with this hands-on activity. This 3-Minute video explains how it's all done.

Is Technology Holding Students Back?

Using technology in the classroom comes with a host of benefits. But can technology do more harm than good when it comes to helping students succeed?

Keeping the Balance: Integrating Technology in the Classroom - Catapult Learning

We live in a technological world and integrating technology in the classroom is necessary for student achievement.

Finding a Mindful Balance with Technology

This weekend, I had the opportunity to spend time with other administrators learning about the power of technology from our very interesting guest speaker, George Couros. I left with so many great ideas about how to better integrate technology in my school. I was also left questioning the role of technology in mindfulness education. During…