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Practice: Evaluating Purpose - EasyBib Blog. Evaluating the Purpose of a Website It’s important to figure out the purpose of a website because it’s not always clear what the author’s intent is.

Practice: Evaluating Purpose - EasyBib Blog

There are some red flags you should look out for when evaluating online sources. We will review what these are so you know what to pay attention to! The design of a website can be professional and have great navigation, but the content could be skewed, misinformed, or even completely false. The Questioning Toolkit - Revised. The first version of the Questioning Toolkit was published in November of 1997.

The Questioning Toolkit - Revised

Since then there has been substantial revision of its major question types and how they may function as an interwoven system. This article takes the model quite a few steps further, explaining more about each type of question and how it might support the overall investigative process in combination with the other types. photo ©istockphoto.com Section One - Orchestration Most complicated issues and challenges require the researcher to apply quite a few different types of questions when building an answer. Orchestration is the key concept added to the model since its first version.

Five Key Questions Form Foundation for Media Inquiry. Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers. Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog. We recently posted, “10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article,” which highlighted key items to look for on a website when determining its credibility.

Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog

The infographic found here summarizes the content from the blog post and students can use it as a guide when using news sources in research. Post, print, or share it with your students or others! Looking for other resources related to website credibility? We’ve listed some of our favorites below the infographic! Channel One News: Lesson Plan: How to Spot Fake News. How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills - EasyBib Blog. Looking to test your students’ capabilities at figuring out if a website is real or not?

How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills - EasyBib Blog

Use these fake websites to help, but be careful! Looks may deceive you! IFLA - Fake news? Not on our watch! The truth is out there... Evaluating Websites as Information Sources. Studies suggest that many U.S. students are too trusting of information found on the internet and rarely evaluate the credibility of a website’s information.

Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

For example, a survey found that only 4 percent of middle school students reported checking the accuracy of information found on the web at school, and even fewer did so at home (New Literacies Research Team & Internet Reading Research Group, 2006). At the same time, the web is often used as a source of information in school projects, even in early schooling, and sites with inaccurate information can come up high in search rankings.

Shenglan Zhang and I thought that we could help address this situation by laying a foundation for website evaluation in elementary school. In particular, we wanted to: 10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog. For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget.

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog

Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of the above and everything in between. Denzel Washington was recently quoted as saying, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” So what should you do? You want to be informed, but a good deal of the information out there is incorrect or biased. Alternative Facts and Fake News – Verifiability in the Information Society « Library Policy and Advocacy Blog. This week sees the continuation of Wikipedia’s #1lib1ref (One Librarian, One Reference) campaign (highlights from the first week here!).

Alternative Facts and Fake News – Verifiability in the Information Society « Library Policy and Advocacy Blog

The thematic thread of this week’s activities is fake news, an expression that has been at the tip of people’s tongues lately, along with “alternative facts”. This blog explores the library take on this. New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News. Fake news, unreliable websites, viral posts—you would think students who have grown up with the internet would easily navigate it all, but according to a study done by Stanford researchers, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News

Researchers describe the results of the study done on middle school, high school and college students across the country as “bleak.” Students were asked to judge advertisements, social media, video and photographic evidence, news reports and websites. Though researchers thought they were giving students simple tasks, they say that “in every case and at every level, we were taken aback by students’ lack of preparation.” As if that weren’t bad enough, researchers go on to say, “At present, we worry that democracy is threatened by the ease at which disinformation about civic issues is allowed to spread and flourish.” 8 Ways to Hone Your Fact-Checking Skills - InformED. In an age where the majority of us get our news through social media, the rise of fake news sites, hoaxes and misinformation online is concerning, especially considering that many young people lack the skills necessary to judge the credibility of information they encounter online.

8 Ways to Hone Your Fact-Checking Skills - InformED

A recent Stanford study that looked at how teens evaluate online information found that most students have difficulty distinguishing between real and fake news. Of the 7,804 middle-schoolers who were surveyed, 82% were unable to tell an ad marked as “sponsored content” apart from a real news story, and many said they judged the credibility of news based on how much detail was given or whether a large photo had been included, rather than on the source. Studyvibe - Home. Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning.

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Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both. Information Literacy: Building Blocks of Research: Overview. Building Blocks of Research:Overview of Design, Process and Outcomes What is Information Literacy?

Information Literacy: Building Blocks of Research: Overview

Information Literacy is a transformational process in which the learner needs to find, understand, evaluate, and use information in various forms to create for personal, social or global purposes.

Guided Inquiry

Evolution of Note Taking: New Forms. Note taking is a big topic among educators. How do we teach it to our students? What are the best methods? Is digital note taking worse than taking your notes on a piece of paper? I am a big advocate to “if I want to teach it, I have to experience it”. Below, you will find my documentation of note taking methods I have used (at conferences) over the years (2003-2015). Actionplan.pdf. 20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills.

Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Support-document-13-blooms-taxonomy-teacher-planning-kit.jpg (JPEG Image, 4809 × 3413 pixels) - Scaled (26%) ResearchReady: Understanding Wikipedia. Research Skills - Home. Overview of information literacy resources worldwide; 2013 - 219667e. Media and information literacy: policy and strategy guidelines; 2013 - 225606e. Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. The Research Cycle. As the information landscape shifts to offer far more information in an often befuddling manner that some have called "data smog," many schools are learning that traditional approaches to student research are inadequate to meet the essential learning goals set by most states or provincial governments.

With hundreds of computers and dozens of classrooms connected to extensive electronic information resources, schools are recognizing the importance of reinventing the way they engage students in both questioning and research. In order to support broad-based adoption of effective questioning and research strategies, a district team comprised of teachers, teacher librarians and administrators should conduct a search for an effective research model.

This team may compare and contrast the features and traits of a half dozen models in order to settle upon one that matches district needs and preferences. A Choice of Models ® INFOZONE, from the Assiniboine South School Division of Winnipeg, Canada. Home - Big6.