Q5: Fake or Real News Vocabulary

9. Search Strategies

Key Vocabulary

Circular Reporting: Circular reporting is a situation where a piece of information appears to come from multiple independent sources, but in fact is coming from only one source.

Embellish: To embellish is to tell stories that are more interesting or entertaining by adding extra details, especially ones that are not true.

Filter Bubbles: Filter bubbles, according to Dr Seargeant, "are implicated in the spread of fake news because they create conditions in which one-sided and extreme opinions can freely circulate and where information is not easily challenged."

Paparazzi: Paparazzi are photographers who follow famous people to get images for newspapers, magazines, social media, or other outlets.

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MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
d. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

3. Knowledge Constructor
a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits
b. Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources

A Digital Breakout may also be called a Digital Escape Room.

This is a web-based, game-like activity where students use clues to unlock a series of puzzles or activities to solve a challenge (or to escape a digital room).

Students frequently work together, (conference, or chat) as they work to locate and solve clues.

For additional help  to solve a breakout view this short video (3:44).

How to Spot Fake News