Episode 46 of the EdTech TV Podcast examines ways we can help our students navigate through the confusion of Alternative Facts and Fake News.
Alternative Facts, Fake News and the CRAAP Test
Questions to ponder:
- How do we ensure students pursue academic integrity when they can turn on the TV to watch our leaders ignore it?
- How do we teach students to search out legitimate sources when those sources are being actively undermined by powerful people/groups with special interests?
- How do we justify saying plagiarism is wrong when we reward plagiarists with top positions in the government?
Buzzfeed Links mentioned in the show:
The CRAAP Test:
Do you have your own techniques or ideas for helping students evaluate sources? Share them in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you :)
Google Voice just updated their mobile app to be much more user friendly. It’s a total overhaul and has been well received. Worth the effort for those who use Google Voice in the classroom.
- Check out my post on Google Voice in the Classroom
Google Docs also has a new update for the mobile versions of the app allowing for new features such as adding headers, page numbers, and other formatting issues on your phones and tablets.
- Check out my post on Google Docs
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