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Friday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thinking Critically about the (Fake!!) News

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Fake news is nothing new, but social media and the Internet make it easy to spread misinformation.Thinking critically about fake news requires media literacy skills! Come explore resources and strategies to help evaluate the truth in what we read, see, and hear in the wild west of today’s news sources.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will explore and evaluate multiple resources that empower students to think critically about information found on the Internet.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will leave session ready to implement media literacy strategies and/or lessons in their own classrooms and teaching assignments.

ISTE Standard 3: Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others 3b Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.

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Rob Appel

CTE Coordinator, Salinas Union High School District
Rob is a Social Studies teacher in Salinas, California. He believes in the transformative power of education for all students. In addition, he is an advocate for using technology to facilitate meaningful learning experiences. Over the course of the last 20+ years, he has taught social... Read More →
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Gail Desler

Tech Integration Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District
Gail Desler is a technology integration specialist for the Elk Grove Unified School District. She is also a Google Certified Teacher and a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project. Much of her focus is in supporting students in becoming “change writers,” empowered to... Read More →
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Kelly Mendoza

Sr. Director, Education Programs, Common Sense Education
Kelly Mendoza oversees digital citizenship education content and strategy for Common Sense Education, including the Digital Citizenship Curriculum, interactive games, and online professional development. Her goal is to create curricula and programs that help students think critically... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm AKDT
Smoketree DE, Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262