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Media Literacy Tools to Comprehend & Critique Fake News—An Educator Innovator Webinar

March 28, 2017

The term "fake news" has been dominating the media, but what does it mean and why does it matter for youth? In this interactive webinar, experts from The LAMP, a nationally-recognized leader in media literacy education, will break down key terms and ideas for understanding "fake news" with basic media literacy principles. We'll also introduce some free tools and activities that educators can use to help students deconstruct and critique "fake news" stories in the media.

Participants for this Webinar Include:

  • Rachel Roberson (host) , News Education Manager at KQED
  • Dr. Lesley Farmer, California State University ICT Literacy Project Manager, and Teacher Librarian Program Coordinator
  • Steve Masson, Hudson Valley Writing Project
  • Sarah Morris, Librarian at the University of Texas and curriculum designer for a Mozilla-backed news literacy project
  • DC Vito , Executive Director of The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project)

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