What is Fake News?

On Friday, March 17, 2017, myON News published an article about "fake news," but what is fake news and how can we teach our students to identify what's real and what's not?  

A Stamford Study published in 2016 showed that 80% of middle school students couldn't tell the difference between a sponsored ad and an real news story in a newspaper. How would your students do? 

Teaching students to spot fake news is an important skill.  Evey myON News article, for example, tells who wrote the article and when it was published. Many articles also include an "expert" as a resource.