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- The Nature of Argument in a Digital World
- Analyzing Arguments that are Born Digital
- The Moves of Argument in Web-based Text
- The Moves of Argument in Infographics
- The Moves of Argument in Video
- The Moves of Argument in Social Media
- Coaching Students' Work with Digital Arguments
Chapter 6: The Moves of Argument in Social Media
Created by Kristen Hawley Turner and Troy Hicks
Developing Arguments via Social Media
To build students’ mindfulness in social media spaces, we first need to help them see their participation in those networks as real reading and writing. The following activity, helps students to think about social media as a reading and writing space.
Finding Arguments in My Social Media Life Instructions
Fact Checking Sites
Resources from the Chapter
//New York Times//
Room for Debate Blog
Pew Research Center
Second version of the poster, courtesy of Heinemann
Thinking about Conversation on Social Media
Men read terrible tweets to female sports writers in eye-opening PSA
If you don't have anything nice to say, say it in ALL CAPS (This American Life)
Resources Related to the "Fake News" Controversy that began in November/December 2016
How Teachers Can Disrupt Fake News
Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts (NPR)
A Finder's Guide To Facts (NPR)
Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News (MiddleWeb)
13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You (Huffington Post)
No, 2016, There Are Such Things as Facts
(Blog Post by Mrs. Bennet, an English teacher)
'Fake News,' Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy
(Benjamin Herold, EdWeek)
Three Great Resources To Help Students Fight Off Fake News
(Patrick Larkin, EdWeek)
Teaching And Learning In A Post-truth World
(Michelle Mielly, Associate Professor in People, Organizations, Society, Grenoble École de Management)
2016: The Mainstream Media Melted Down as Fake News Festered
(Issie Lapowsky, Wired)
Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Fake News Edition
(On the Media, WNYC)
A Professor Once Targeted by Fake News is Now Helping to Visualize It
(Chronicle of Higher Education) with link to
False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources
list originally created by
, a media professor at Merrimack College in Massachusetts (she also works on
Washburn Rural High School Library's "
Help Digital Natives Identify Credible Information
Media Literacy: Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News
(Feb 16, 2017)
Fake news. It’s complicated.
" by Claire Wardle (Feb 16, 2017)
Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers
by Mike Caulfield (Open Textbook)
"'Who shared it?' How Americans decide what news to trust on social media"
(American Press Institute, 3/20/17)
Browser Extensions for Mindfully Reading in Relation to Fake News
3 Chrome extensions to cut fake news out of your life
reported by the Daily Dot
Now you can fact-check Trump’s tweets — in the tweets themselves
Chrome extension from the Washington Post
MINDFUL poster for teachers
(a curated resource for assessing online information sources, available for public use)
Media Bias/Fact Check
(MBFC News is an independent online media outlet. MBFC News is dedicated to educating the public on media bias and deceptive news practices.)
which curates from various sources and "exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant."
danah boyd's essay "
Did media literacy backfire?
Stanford History Education Group Report -
Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning
#michED Chat 3/1/2017 - Digital Information Literacy
For more resources on teaching digital writing, please check out Troy's blog
"Digital Writing, Digital Teaching"
resources on his wiki page
. Additionally, check out the companion wiki for the books
The Digital Writing Workshop and Crafting Digital Writing
. For resources on Connected Reading, check out the companion wiki for the book
Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World.
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