Fake News & Disinformation

Understanding the importance of being able to sort through and critically analyse messages, notifications, ads, news items, articles and readings that are available through online social media sites. Students will be given weekly objectives and worksheets to work with in group formation, complete the tasks and discuss their ‘findings’ in a general class discussion during the lesson. Students will be given specific tools to use – such as apps within their Google Education workspace, create a final group infographic to submit as the final product. Students will be required to ‘communicate’ with each other using the Forum in the TwinSpace, not only with their classmates but also with the partner school. Asking each other questions and opinions, perhaps even suggesting various areas to cover within the topic.

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