A recent study by Stanford University found that many middle school, high school, and college students cannot tell the difference between real news and fake news. This may be because a lot of those students are getting their news from social media sites, rather than from credible news sources. You can click HERE to listen to or read National Public Radio’s Cory Turner’s story of a non-profit organization that has established a digital curriculum for high school students that helps them assess and determine whether the news they are receiving is real or fake.
Illinois Virtual School offers several Information Technology courses, including: Computer Concepts and Software Applications, Programming, and Web Design. Click here to view the IVS Course Catalog to learn more about these, and other courses.
Teachers! Click HERE to learn how to bring an hour of code to your classroom.