October 2, 2018
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Media Literacy Week 2018: Fact or Fake?

MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are so excited to share what’s in store for the 13th annual Media Literacy Week! The official theme for 2018 – Fact or Fake: Help the World Stop Misinformation in Its Tracks – highlights the importance of verifying that online information is true, unbiased and relevant.

How do you know if something you see online is real or not? This year’s Media Literacy Week will be filled with fantastic resources, activities and events – both on and offline – to help equip Canadians with the skills they need to sharpen their critical thinking skills. This is the first of six e-bulletins that will keep you in-the-know about all things MLW!

Watch and Learn: Authentication 101

Did you know that almost a quarter of adults have shared a false news story, and that we’re least likely to fact-check news that comes to us through people we know and trust on social networks?

Find out how you can separate the good information from the bad with this video and tip sheet from the Reality Check! series.

Featured Event: Media Literacy Takes Center Stage at Tarragon Theatre

As part of their fall season, Tarragon Theatre is opening two plays – Theory and The Message – that focus on media, technology, and how they relate to society. Learn more about the plays and how they might fit into school curriculum from the Education Brochure.

Where: Tarragon Theatre,
30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, ON

Theory: 16 October – 25 November
The Message: 7 November – 16 December


Featured Teacher: Craig Brumwell

This teacher fully integrated technology into his teaching a decade ago; today, his students pursue First and Second World War history through their phones with his interactive mobile games.

Learn more about what makes Craig a remarkable teacher!

Collaborator Highlight: Teaching Kids News (TKN)

Teaching Kids News is a group of incredibly dedicated group of professional journalists who volunteer their time to produce kid-friendly news articles based on what’s actually happening in the world. Each article is appropriate for kids from grade two to eight.
Beyond just making the vocabulary accessible, TKN provide context for everything in each news story so kids can understand what’s going on and why. Their goal is not only to teach kids the news, but also have them understand it, think critically about what they’re hearing, and then apply their knowledge to the real world.

Check out Teaching Kids News, one of the many outstanding collaborators with MLW 2018!

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For more information, visit MediaLiteracyWeek.ca!

Questions? Send us an e-mail at mlw@mediasmarts.ca.

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