Learn about the latest trends in online misinformation, and dive deep into the tools and skills needed to effectively debunk it. You’ll learn how to help students and patrons verify the authenticity of information, and learn to create engaging fact-checking investigations that inspire them to investigate viral content. Topics include building effective information habits and search strategies; developing keen observation skills to detect false context; using reverse image searches to determine authenticity; using archivers to explore deleted or changed content; and using Google Street View to confirm and explore locations. Access to News Literacy Project resources and classroom-ready examples is included.
Original broadcast November 12, 2020
Biography ~ Peter Adams
Peter Adams is the News Literacy Project’s senior vice president of education and has been with the organization since 2009. He began his career in education as a classroom teacher in the New York City schools. He has also worked as a trainer with the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, a youth media after-school instructor in the Chicago public schools and an adjunct instructor at Roosevelt University and Chicago City Colleges.