Learning the Difference between Fake and Real News

Hilliard City Schools

Tharp Students on iPadsA recent study by Stanford University found an overwhelming majority of middle school students were not able to tell the difference between so-called fake news and real news. Tharp Digital Citizenship students worked with the building media specialist and social studies teachers to gain the media literacy skills needed to evaluate sources online. They explored the problems with fake news and false information on the web and reflected upon ways they can be more conscious of where they get their information. Giving students the tools to grow up in a global world prepares them to be Ready for Tomorrow.