ISTE Discovery: Factitious

http://factitious.augamestudio.com/#/

At the ISTE 2018 convention in Chicago, I discovered a neat little website that teaches students to recognize fake news. The game on the site is very simple, after reading a text and checking out the source, students need to vote whether the text is fake or not.

As an ESL teacher, I see lots of possibilities! The text could be projected and read to students and students could vote as a class. With multiple devices, students could be placed into groups and could discuss and come to a consensus before voting. Students could also take time individually to read and then vote.  Since the website works directly on the web, it works with any device. A great way to teach students reading strategies but also to help them acquire 21st century skills such as critical thinking!

 

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