Teaching Kids How to Validate Information on Social Media

Too often, when we teach research skills to students, we focus on articles, blogs, Wikipedia, and other resources. However, many of our students are getting their news and politics and other information through social media. We need to include analysis of social media posts and tips and tricks for validating information on social media just as we do for traditional websites.

Why We Need to Teach Kids to be Skeptical of Everything

Just last week, a relative of mine posted an image on Facebook that grabbed my attention. I teach juniors and seniors in a Media and Design class, and our first project was based around image editing. At first glance, the photo just didn’t look right. The next day, I showed the image to my students,…