School librarians teach CRAAP to fight fake news

Read any fake news lately? School librarians have. And now they are teaching students CRAAP to help them evaluate and verify news content to ferret out the false from the real.

CRAAP, an acronym that stands for Currency (timeliness), Relevance (importance), Authority (source), Accuracy (reliability) and Purpose (reason) helps students sort through the overwhelming flood of digital information.

“These are the questions we have to introduce these ideas to kids before they think they know everything,” said Shannon Walters, Burlington High School librarian.

Read more at USA Today.

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Shannon Walters, Burlington High School librarian, teaches kids how to question what they see on the internet. The end goal: helping them identify fake news.