Canyons District Teacher Specialist Leslie Morris, Utah’s News Literacy Ambassador, joined us on this episode of the Connect Canyons podcast. The discussion revolves around the News Literacy Project and the importance of helping students know how to filter news they see on the Internet. In this episode, we discuss:
— Tools that students, teachers and others that are available to help decipher whether news is legitimate or not.
— Five key questions that should be asked to verify sources and claims.
— What the District is doing to help improve news literacy.
— Why it’s more important to be curious than critical.
— What we can do to slow the flow of misinformation.
— Valuable resources, including helpful information via the News Literacy Project.