We are currently in an epidemic of fake news and
misinformation. This session will help teachers guide students (and themselves)
to use critical-thinking tools and skills to evaluate sources of
1. Misinformation and bias is on the rise, and we are consistently exposed to it through social media and other news sources; 2. There are great tools and resources to help students identify and avoid the traps of fake news and misinformation; and 3. By helping students become more critical consumers of information, teachers are helping create better informed citizens.
Jason Carter (The Science House at NC State University: No City, No State), Michelle Benigno (The Science House at North Carolina State University: Mills River, NC)