Washington Post education blog offers lessons from The Sift®

NLP in the News


Valerie Strauss, author of The Washington Post’s education blog, Answer Sheet, is featuring items from NLP’s weekly newsletter for educators through the end of the school year. These columns are linked below:

“How QAnon Conspiracy Theory Became an Acceptable Option Marketplace Ideas more Lessons Fake News” (May 19, 2020)

“Covid 19 Conspiracy Video Goes Viral Flamingos Venice Other Lessons Fake News” (May 12, 2020)

“Seen Photos People Ignoring Social Distancing Rules Why Some Are Misleading Plus Primer Spotting Fake News” (May 5, 2020)

“Three Doctored Covid-19 Protest Photos Other Lessons Fake News” (April 28, 2020)

“No Microwaving Masks Doesn’t Sanitize Them More Lessons What’s Real Fake Covid-19 News” (April 15, 2020)

“No Coronavirus is Not False Flag Event or Linked 5g Cell Towers That More News Literacy Lessons” (April 9, 2020)

“News Literacy Lessons Wrong Ways People Believe Covid-19 Began” (March 25, 2020)

“Five Tips Students Coronavirus Pandemic News Literacy Lessons” (March 19, 2020)

“Coronavirus Spreads so does Misinformation News Literacy Lesson” (March 11, 2020)

“News Literacy Lessons: Student Finds Flaw Twitters Candidate Verification Teens Turn TikTok Politics” (March 3, 2020)

“News Literacy Lessons Bloomberg Tests Social Media Rules Plus China’s Censorship Virus Outbreak” (Feb. 25, 2020)

“News Literacy Lessons: Have you Stopped Talking People Because Their Political Views” (Feb. 14, 2020)

“News Literacy Lessons: How Pandemic Misinformation About Coronavirus Has Far Outpaced Diseases Spread “(Feb. 5, 2020)

 

“News Literacy Lessons: How Damaging Fake News is Spreading About China’s Virus Outbreak” (Jan. 28, 2020)

“News Literacy Lessons: Why Piece About Facebook Teen Vogue Sparked Confusion”(Jan. 15, 2020)

“News Literacy Lessons: How Satirical Story About Democrats Qasem Soleimani Was Spread Fact Plus Doctored Video Joe Biden” (Jan. 7, 2020)

“News literacy lessons: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ film and Greta Thunberg” (Dec. 18, 2019)

“News literacy lessons: Manipulating social media and letters to soldiers” (Dec. 10, 2019)

“News literacy lessons: Measles vaccine misinformation, and getting banned on TikTok” (Dec. 3, 2019)

“News literacy lessons: Students show ‘troubling’ lack of information skills — plus a Sacha Baron Cohen speech” (Nov. 26, 2019)

“Fighting the misinformation pandemic: Here’s help teaching students to distinguish real news from what’s fake” (Nov. 19, 2019)

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