Month: February 2020

Is media literacy the magic bullet for fake news?

As online news and social media have proliferated over the past decade, a whole new category of information has entered the popular lexicon: fake news. Online misinformation has come a long way from “No one on the internet knows you’re…

KQED Media Literacy Innovators | Education KQED

Each year, we are thrilled to welcome K-12 educators from across the country to become KQED Media Literacy Innovators to collaborate with KQED to create and share the best professional and classroom development resources on media literacy. They are educator…

Teach young people to spot fake news

Not so long ago, the official advice for young people to stay safe online was to never share self-images. “Today children all over the country are posting TikTok videos of themselves dancing in their bedrooms,” jokes Erin Barrett, a sixth…

OP-ED | The State adopts guidelines on media literacy; Now schools need to get to work

BARTH KECK Last week was National News Literacy Week. Fittingly, the Connecticut Department of Education (DOE) has announced the adoption of its Guidelines and Recommended Actions on Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy. Since the summer of 2017, a…

4 must-have tools to help you create amazing social media content

As a marketer, you usually have a range of different goals that you are working towards simultaneously at any given time. These could include building brand awareness, generating more leads, increasing conversions, etc. In a social media context, to get…