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How are we addressing the need for critical thinking about information in schools?

Our social and emotional connection to information and misinformation drives how we interact with it, and increasingly, that interaction is public, inside social media platforms.  Really understanding this requires more than superficial learning about digital citizenship.  We need deeper learning to dig into the complex ways information is manipulated online.

And if we take a moment to look into the algorithms that put digital content in front of us, and our children, there are some disturbing trends.  And this is just one of many articles that bemoans the lack of computer literacy among young people. 

The question is, what are we doing to change this?

If you really want to think deeply about the larger societal issue of information literacy, check out this piece from January 2017 by Rolin Moe: All I Know is What's On the Internet
Information literacy now requires an understanding of much more complex phenoma.

Intentional misinformation is rampant and convincing.

What is the extent of misinformation, and how must our society respond in this complex digital world? This report is a comprehensive update on the state of misinformation in 2017.

Photo by Marija Zaric on Unsplash
Focus on Twitter: Who Should I Follow?

Twitter Account of the Week: When it comes to information literacy, Mike Caulfield is who you want to learn from.  Follow his twitter account @holden


Education Bloggers generously share their professional practice openly with others so that we can all learn from their reflections, creating a rich source of learning.
What blogs are you reading regularly?

Educational Blog of the Week:

Keeping it fresh, Doug Belshaw is well-known for his groundbreaking work on Digital Literacies, and his attention to what is happening on the web as we work toward a just and open digital world.

Videos tell stories that help us reimagine what's possible.

One video to watch this week:

  Dr. Tony Wagner answers questions that make us think about what education needs to look like so our children will THRIVE in 2017 and beyond.

This Week's Learning Podcast: The Tech Gypsies Podcast (Audrey Watters and Kin Lane) Episode 41: Alternative Facts
 (please note - occasional inappropriate language in this episode)

(More recently this has become the Contrafabulists Podcast if you want more episodes)
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