March 27, 2017

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Teaching News Literacy? Check Your Own Bias, Says Librarian

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To stay at the top of your game, keep practicing, stay skeptical, and take a hard look in the mirror, experts advise.

What Today’s Teens Have To Say About George Orwell’s ‘1984’

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With “alternative facts” in the headlines, high schoolers connect with George Orwell’s classic novel and protagonist Winston Smith’s world of “Newspeak” and “doublethink.”

“Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News” Kicks off SLJ ISTE Webcast Series

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A new season of the SLJ ISTE webcast series launches with “Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News” on March 16.

SLJ’s News Literacy Pinterest Page

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An up-to-date news literacy resource curated by school media and ed tech specialist Jen Thomas.

Faked Out | Editorial

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The news literacy gap is today’s information crisis.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how.

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In the era of fake news, librarians are our best hope for educating kids about bogus reporting, biased points of view, and more.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Teaching Information Literacy Now

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Laura Gardner, 2016 SLJ School Librarian of the Year finalist, updates her lesson plans for the era of fake news.