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"Bad News" Provides Clever Game to Teach Kids About Fake News

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Modern, minimalist fake news game has players be the bad guys

Pros: Supports multiple languages and the minimalist design makes it very easy to follow.

Cons: The emphasis on how Twitter might not be relatable to students; choices tend to lead to similar outcomes.

Bottom Line: Quick, fun, and to-the-point, this game gets at the social mechanics behind viral falsehoods.

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Site of the Week picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed byCommon Sense Education, which helps educators find the best edtech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 

By Common Sense Education

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