Episode 31: Fighting Fake News

When your inner skeptic constantly nags at you saying something’s not right, what should you do? Dr. Brian Housand thinks you should celebrate. On episode 31 we’re talking about how to fight fake news, and the short answer is: question everything.

About the guest - Dr. Brian Housand is the Coordinator of the Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is an educational consultant working with schools, districts, and educational organizations. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in English, and earned a Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Gifted Education.

Brian served as an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Gifted Program at East Carolina University for 10 years, and served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children as a Member-at-Large. He co-authored Using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model with Technology with Angela Housand and Joe Renzulli, and authored Fighting Fake News! Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in a Digital Age.

Links of interest - Brian Housand, Brian’s Twitter, Fighting Fake News, Brian’s blog about CAPES, LA Times on Kylo, Mosquitos article, Sand shortage article.

Big thanks to Joe Romersa for the song “Fake News.” Visit Joe’s website, and check out Fake News on YouTube.