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Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age. Skip to main content Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age Learn Channel NLP partnered with Facing History and Ourselves to develop an educational resource examining the information aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed, which became a flashpoint for discussion about race, policing, and justice.

Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

How Library Stuff Works: How to Evaluate Resources (the CRAAP Test) Academy of Art University. Evaluating Websites. Evaluating Resources. Evaluating Websites for Research: Process. 1.

Evaluating Websites for Research: Process

Choose one of the following topics and evaluate each website provided using the criteria below. Gay Marriage: Arguing Equality The Pew Forum - Gay Marriage & Homosexuality The White House- Civil Rights Global Warming: Global Issues- Climate Change and Global Warming EPA- Climate Change Buzzle- The Effects and Consequences of Global Warming Driving Distracted: D! Focus Driven Distractology 101 2. 3. Evaluation Criteria • Relevance (Does this website have the right type of information?) O Does the information relate specifically to my topic? O Does the site cover the subject adequately?

• Currency (Is the information “the latest and greatest” about my subject?) O Is the publication date or “last updated” date clearly stated? Evaluating Sources for Credibility. Untitled. The Knight Commission report defines media literacy as "the capacity to access, analyze, evaluate, and create messages in a variety of media.”


While there are many definitions for digital literacy that include “media literacy,” “web literacy,” “Internet literacy,” and “digital media literacy,” this month’s column will focus on the ways in which educators teach students how to evaluate digital (and print) sites for authenticity, credibility and objectivity. Creating discerning researchers Robert Harris, an educator who has authored several books on using the Internet effectively, maintains a page on his Virtual Salt website called Evaluating Internet Research Sources. Glogin?URI= SLMR EvaluatingInformation V2. Identifying Reliable Sources and Citing Them. This may not sound like the most exciting topic for a post, but I can assure you that it is a critical one.

Identifying Reliable Sources and Citing Them

If your students complete ANY research online at all, then you will be interested in how I collaborated with our librarian to teach my students to identify reliable resources and to properly credit them. After helping my 1st grade son create a poster for school last year that required online research, I know this information is applicable to grades 1–12. I have also included sources that help students create grade-appropriate citations. This post includes four lesson plans, photos of anchor charts, and reliable Internet sources geared for students. What Colleges Are Saying: It's NOT Too Early . . . Consider these statistics from a recent article, "'Generation Plagiarism'? " ~ In a recent study, 40% of college students admitted to plagiarizing in written assignments. ~ Of those high school students, one third said they didn't consider it cheating. Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information.

An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information.

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of their responses suggested that: Middle school students are more concerned with content relevance than with credibility. They rarely attend to source features such as author, venue or publication type to evaluate reliability and author perspective. Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice In this lesson plan, students explore a class inquiry project, collecting Web-based resources that can be used for further study during the course of the class or for more in-depth projects.

Evaluating Internet Resources. How do I evaluate the quality of websites?

Evaluating Internet Resources

How can I teach students to evaluate websites? Where can I find checklists for evaluation? Evaluating Internet Resources There's lots of good information on the Internet, but you will also find opinions, misconceptions, and inaccurate information. 9 Resources for Website Evaluation Lessons. Nine days ago I published Beyond Google, an ebooklet designed to help teachers and students improve their Internet search results.

9 Resources for Website Evaluation Lessons

What that ebooklet didn't include was resources for evaluating the quality of the websites that you find through Internet search engines. Therefore, I've compiled a list of nine resources that teachers can use as part of lesson plan about evaluating the quality and reliability of a website. Downloadable PDFs from DocStoc and Scribd1. Evaluating Information - A Guide to Websites.- This is a one page list of guiding questions to consider while viewing a website. Evaluating Web Resources. Phil Nast, retired junior high school teacher and freelance writer Found in: language arts & literature, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Determining what makes a reliable Web resource for a research paper is an important student skill.

Evaluating Web Resources

Here are three tutorials that propose criteria to establish resource suitability, in some cases using fewer or slightly different terms, each with useful advice and tips: Evaluating Internet Sources Tutorial is an audio slide presentation for students in grades 5-12 that outlines a skeptical approach to Web research. It highlights four criteria: author, motivation, evidence, and timeliness. Critical Evaluation. Beginner & Intermediate 5: Evaluating credibility of sources - Documentos Google. Advanced5Evaluatingcredibilityofsources. Evaluating Sources.