iLiteracy: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction Online

Along with the many benefits of being able to freely access the world's information online comes the challenge of separating reliable information from unreliable. How can teachers help students avoid the scams, scoundrels and hoaxes that come with bringing the Internet into the classroom?

You won't want to miss this BAM radio episode, where Ray Pica interviews me along with three other guests. Here is who you will hear from on this show.

Dr. Joyce Valenza is the teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School in Erdenheim, PA. She is a prolific education and technology writer.

Robert Pondiscio is a former South Bronx 5th-grade teacher. Pondiscio has written and lectured extensively about education and ed reform, most recently as the vice president of the Core Knowledge Foundation.

Brian Mull has been a middle school teacher, a technology director and a curriculum specialist. He now assists schools and districts in the building of robust and rigorous educational environments.

Lisa Nielsen, author of the book Teaching Generation Text, is a longtime public school educator who has worked in various capacities.

Spoiler alert: Take a listen to see how Joyce Valenza manages to shift Robert Pondiscio's thinking on the topic of students validating hoax sites.

You can find information for tuning in here.

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.

Lisa Nielsen (@InnovativeEdu) has worked as a public-school educator and administrator since 1997. She is a prolific writer best known for her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator. Nielsen is the author of several books and her writing has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Tech & Learning.  

Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.