#GlobalEdSsChat October 2019: #BreakTheFake



K-12 Tweet and Talk*:       Tuesday October 8th, 1:00PM – 1:30PM EDT

K-12 Slow Chat:                   All month long!

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Detailed information about our chats can be found here.


1. What is “fake” news and why do you think “fake” news spreads so quickly?

2. How do you know when you are reading “fake” news?

3. Have you heard of, or experienced “fake” news? What happened?

4. Why is it important to make sure that what you are posting is true?

5. What can you do to prevent the spreading of “fake” news?

*The same 5 questions will be used for the Slow Chat all month long. We recommend classes spend time answering the questions ahead of time so time during the chat can be spent liking tweets, retweeting, quoting tweets in reply, and collaborating with others.


Tweet and Talk Expert on Panel

Tina Cortese, Station Manager 105.9 The Region, Journalist, and Professor (Tina’s biography is included below)

Following the scheduled Tweet and Talk, the recording of the Tweet and Talk will be available on our website, and on our YouTube Channel for classes to use as a provocation.

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Tina Cortese Biography

Tina Cortese is an accomplished and versatile award-winning broadcast executive, producer and cross-platform journalist. She was instrumental in building and growing news programming as the General Manager and Vice President of Citytv Toronto for Rogers Media.  Tina was a valuable member of the launch team for one of the most widely recognized news channels in the country, CP24. A two-time Gemini award-winning producer for breaking news coverage and special event programming, Tina also served as executive producer for Breakfast Television, CityLine and multiple national New Year’s Eve broadcast specials at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto.

Currently, Tina is the station manager for 105.9FM, York Region’s only dedicated radio station.  She has also spent time behind the mic as news anchor and news director for CORUS RADIO and weekend news anchor at BELL MEDIA’S NEWSTALK1010.

She is a professor of journalism at Seneca College in Toronto and Durham College in Oshawa where she inspires students to embrace and apply the foundations of journalism across multiple platforms.

Along with her depth of industry and teaching experience, Tina has a degree in Radio & Television Arts from Ryerson University, certificate in Public Relations and a MA in Education from the University Of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Media Smarts

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Their vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

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