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Factitious

This “fake news” game, created by Maggie Farley at the American University Game Lab, asks students to swipe left when they think an article presented to them is fake, and right when they believe it’s real. The game then provides feedback on the student’s response, pointing out clues to the article’s credibility, like coming from recognizable websites or including direct quotes from named sources. This kind of critical thinking exercise is aligned to CCSS ELA Anchor Standard 8 for Writing.

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