Finding Reliable Information in a World of Misinformation: Student Media Literacy – Grades 6-12

In this session, your students will learn some basics of news literacy, including simple techniques the experts use for discerning the truth of online content such as lateral reading and reverse image searches.

In an age of misinformation, how can you find credible factual content when doing research for a school assignment or just to seek the latest news? We will examine the SIFT method for evaluating online information in a digital world. Is Wikipedia a reliable source for information? We will explore the answer to this question as well as many other questions your students may be pondering.

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Audience: Students, grades 6-12; teachers and staff, all grades
Length: 1 hour
Content Area: All

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