Teacher Review for Bad News

Great for digital citizenship!

Melanie V.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with General
How I Use It
This is a great source for introducing digital citizenship. Although it is not wildly academic, it teaches the students the issues with spreading misinformation.
My Take
I really like that the students can earn badges and learn that spreading misinformation is dangerous. I wish this website called for a higher-level of thinking, but I do understand this is just a game. I think this game, if taught correctly, can be beneficial for students. This game teaches students about spreading lies on social media, the repercussions that come with that, and the negative impact that our words can have on people who do not take the time to cross-check sources for credibility. This would be a great starting hook for a lesson on digital citizenship, but it is not something teachers can use beyond the "hook".