Teaching students the core elements of information literacy has become a battle in the age of disinformation. This guide provides resources and helpful tips to get your teaching on track to combat disinformation in the classroom.
Misinformation: incorrect information shared by mistake.
Disinformation: incorrect information shared deliberately.
Fake News: articles or news stories that use disinformation or misinformation to sway readers for their own gain.
Why it Still Matters
Traditional sources of good information are no longer guaranteed to be reliable. Teaching critical thinking is a great way to arm students with the tools they need to discern fact from fiction.
The following interactive presentation (which can be added to your Canvas courses or presentations) includes a great contextualization of the problem surrounding "facts" about COVID and how you can use simple critical thinking skills to figure out which "facts" you can trust.
This interactive experience from the Pacific Science Center also comes with a transcript found by following the link to the originating site in the ellipses.
Facts in the Time of COVID-19. 17 June 2020, Pacific Science Center, Seattle.
In This Guide
You will find resources and activities aimed at helping students figure out what disinformation is and how to combat it.
To begin, navigate through our resources by clicking on the menu items on the left.