[Editor's note: This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education thought leader. Check back soon for the next must-read post!]

“At present, we worry that democracy is threatened by the ease at which disinformation about civic issues is allowed to spread and flourish. … If the children are the future, the future might be very ill-informed.” —Stanford History Education Group, 2016.

The fact that 80 percent of middle school students in a recent study could not distinguish between fake news and authentic news on the web shows that...

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Alan November is the founder of edtech consulting firm November Learning http://novemberlearning.com/. Join Alan in Boston July 26-28 for his 2017 Building Learning Communities edtech conference (http://novemberlearning.com/blc-education-conference-2017/), where hundreds of education leaders from around the globe will gather to discuss the world’s most successful innovations in education http://novemberlearning.com/blc-education-conference-2017/blc17-session-and-speaker-descriptions/.