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Getting literal about media literacy in K-12

from District Administration Magazine

The issue of fake news drew national attention during the 2016 presidential campaign, when fabricated stories were widely accepted as genuine. According to recent research, the problem extends to K-12 classrooms, where students have trouble judging the credibility of online information. A national assessment of 203 middle school students by Stanford History Education Group at Stanford University found that more than 80 percent believed ads labeled "sponsored content" are a credible source for unbiased news. Now provided across 12 states, Stanford's "Civic Online Reasoning," which includes assessments to judge the credibility of information, consists of 56 news-literacy tasks to identify misinformation and fake articles on the internet. more


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