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Student Inquiry, Digital Literacy and Collaborative Learning in Flipped Classrooms

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Museum of Modern Art, 2105
Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Museum of Modern Art, 2105

Co-Constructing Knowledge with Technology
Identifying Fake News
  • Historical Examples of Fake News
    • The Great Moon Hoax
    • Confederate Black Soldiers
    • Yellow Journalism
    • The War of the Worlds
    • The Malmedy Massacre
Fact Checkers and How to Distinguish Credible from Unreliable Resources
  • Website Evaluation Strategies
Flipped Classrooms
Wikis as a Teaching Technology
Twitter in the Classroom
Polls and Surveys
  • Backchannels

Co-Constructing Knowledge with Technology

Internet Live Stats

Delivering on the Promise of STEAM, Nigel Counts (August 28, 2016)

The Web We Need to Give Students This article proposes that students need to given the opportunity to construct and manage their own online domain to assert voice and agency with technology for learning.

What Does Research Really Say About iPads in the Classroom, e-School News, February, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-02-27 at 11.29.04 AM.pngOur Choice by Al Gore: A Next-Generation Digital Book

external image EnneperSurfaceAnimated.gifSee United States History II.30 for historical background on the development of technology in the late 20th century.

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Identifying Fake News

Stanford Study Finds Most Students Vulnerable to Fake News, NPR (November 22, 2016)

How Do Fake News Sites Make Money, BBC News

How Facebook's News Feed can be Fooled into Spreading Misinformation, PBS NewsHour

podcast icon.pngWe Tracked Down a Fake News Creator in the Suburbs. Here's What We Learned, All Tech Considered (November 23, 2016)

The Fake News Fallacy, The New Yorker (September 4, 2017)

How YouTube is Changing Our Viewing Habits, NPR (March 4, 2017) Interview with Professor Zeynep Tufekei, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • People watch 1 billion hours of video on YouTube every day
  • YouTube has algorithms designed to recommend videos it thinks you will enjoy
    • Recommendations tend to push to the extremes of the political spectrum
      • A Donald Trump rally video will generate recommendation for white supremacist conspiracy videos
        • Extremists rely on the recommendation engine to draw more viewers to their materials
"Algorithms are able to "tweak the content viewers receive on an individual basis, without being visible," Zeynep Tufekei, "Algorithmic Harms Beyond Facebook and Google: Emergent Challenges of Computational Agency. Colorado Technology Law Journal, 2015, p. 209.

Historical Examples of Fake News

The Long and Brutal History of Fake News, Politico (December 18, 2016)

The True History of Fake News, Robert Darnton, The New York Review of Books

Benjamin Franklin's Supplement to the Boston Independent Chronicle, 1782, from the National Archives
  • Franklin wrote a hoax supplement charging Native Americans in partnership with England with committing violence against colonists
1835 The New York Sun perpetrated The Great Moon Hoax
1835 The New York Sun perpetrated The Great Moon Hoax

6 Fake News Stories in Real History

  • The War of the Worlds 1938
    • Reports of mass hysteria were largely untrue, but newspapers played up that aspect of the story in an effort to discredit radio as a news source

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Image from New York Magazine

Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election. Hunt Allcott & Matthew Gentzhow, Journal of Economic Perspectives (Spring 2017)

Fact Checkers and How to Distinguish Credible from Unreliable Resources

Fact Checker: The Truth Behind the Rhetoric, The Washington Post

Spotting Bogus News, FactCheck.org's site for dispelling fake news, "Don't Get Spun by Internet Rumors"

Beyond the Truth-O-Meter, Politifact

More Resources for Reliable Information
  • Open Secrets.org, Center for Responsive Politics
  • Right Wing Watch, People for the American Way
  • Fact Check.org, Annenberg Public Policy Center
    • Fact Check.org's Viral Spiral page
  • Pew Research Center
  • FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)

Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 10.27.35 AM.pngFactitious, an online game where you see if you can separate fake from real news, from American University Game Lab


A Fake News Vocabulary List, Teaching Tolerance (Fall 2017)

For Ed Tech Company Newsela, Fake News is a Big Challenge and Opportunity
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Kids See Racial and Gender Bias in the News and Prefer to Get News Through Social Media (THE Journal, March 2017)

Best News Sources for Kids, Common Sense Media

Screen Shot 2017-02-24 at 12.30.24 PM.pngConducting Research-Based Projects in Elementary Grades with Safety in Mind, THE Journal (July 26, 2017)

See Internet Research on TransformingTech wiki

Website Evaluation Strategies

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The 5 Ws of Website Evaluation: Who, What, When, Where and Why

Website Evaluation Guide: Examples of Sites That Are Credible, Maybe Credible, Not Credible from Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, Palmer, Arkansas

How to Determine a Website's Credibility from the Global Digital Citizen Foundation

Hoax Websites

See Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus for a hoax website

11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation from the TeachBytes blog.

This site includes a link to the Checklist for Evaluating Websites from the University of Southern Maine.

Beware Online "Filter Bubbles", Eli Pariser TED Talk (May 2011)

What Are the Best Kinds of Social Media for Teens? from Common Sense Media

H-Bot Historical Fact Finder from Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Answers for who,when, and what historical questions; for example, “Who was Satchel Paige?” or “When did the American League begin?”

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primary_sources.PNGSpecial Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Click here for new Research on Social Media and the Spiral of Silence from the Pew Research Internet Project (August 2014).

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Flipped Classrooms

Eight Tips for Flipping Your American History Classroom from the Organization of American Historians

Flipped Social Studies

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class with Blogs

Flipping a History Classroom

external image Wiki_Loves_Earth_2014_01.jpgWikis as a Teaching Technology

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See Using Wikis in the Classroom on YouTube

Wikis from Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

Wikimedia Foundation and Its Projects, including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, and Wikibooks

Teacher's Guide on the Use of Wikis in Education

Teaching Wikipedia as a Research Tool from Finding Dulcinea

Researching with Wikipedia from Wikipedia makes the point that teachers and students should not use Wikipedia by itself for primary research (unless you are writing a paper about Wikipedia).

Teaching with Wikipedia

Write an article for Wikinews, news stories for a global audience by citizen journalists.

President Obama tweeting response to hashtagged questions, May 24, 2012
President Obama tweeting response to hashtagged questions, May 24, 2012

external image 200px-Twitter_blue_bird_icon.svg.pngTwitter in the Classroom

History in Haiku: The American Saga, Seventeen Syllables at a Time. H.W. Brands, University of Texas is tweeting his haiku history.

Strategies for using Twitter from teaching history.org

Using Twitter in the History Classroom reports on findings from the United Kingdom

Go to #28daysarenotenough for tweets on African American history

How to Use Twitter to Search for Educational Content

Polls and Surveys

Cell Phones as Classroom Tools Greg Kulowiec, Teaching History.org

Using a Backchannel

external image 200px-Book_stub_img.svg.pngBooks and Resources

Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East. Linda Herrera (ed.), Routledge, 2014

How to Upgrade Technology for the Internet Era. Pia Mancini TED Talk, October 2014.