No, this is not another fake news alert. It’s a teaching moment, however.
The subject matter is appropriate. While teaching Photoshop and image manipulation, it’s a perfect time to be teaching students how to become critical consumers of information often seen through imagery. And spot when someone has been tinkering with the truth.
The class begins with the ‘conspiracy’ around the 2003 Space Shuttle explosion, by looking closely at the Photoshopped images. We also look at doctored images of public figures.
When they get to the computers, their challenge is to add to, or ‘enhance’ fountains on the White House lawn.
Take a guess. How many fountains are really there on the North lawn?