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Interactive Lesson: Fact vs opinion vs analysis - MEDIA LITERACY - Education. This all in one interactive resource for teachers is an engaging introduction to the topic that works seamlessly in the classroom on laptops, tablets and projectors.

Interactive Lesson: Fact vs opinion vs analysis - MEDIA LITERACY - Education

Designed so you can mix and match to suit your unit of work, it integrates an explainer video, talking points for the class and quick tests, as well as example content - perfect for media literacy or text analysis. As a teacher led presentation, you can step the class through key concepts OR allow students to access some sections on their own device for follow up tasks. This HTML5 interactive is easy to use with either keyboard arrows or mouse, just click through each slide or navigate using the contents page.

Best viewed in full screen mode. Can be previewed on smartphones. This interactive lesson is designed for direct instruction to help students understand the definitions of fact, opinion and news analysis. Find out more. A Quick Guide to Reading Data & Understanding Scholarly Research. Handout interactive techniques. Separating the Information Wheat From the Chaff. When 2.5 quintillion bytes of data get heaped daily on top of the gobs of material already in print and online, how can we possibly find the best information?

Separating the Information Wheat From the Chaff

And what defines the best information as the best? Teaching and learning librarian Mark Lenker is helping UNLV faculty and students answer these questions, with a little help from philosopher Richard Kraut’s concept of developmentalism. Developmentalism defines the level of goodness associated with a particular thing — in this case, information — by its ability to help a person grow. Lenker’s research explores how information literacy instruction can most effectively help individuals seek out this “good” type of information that challenges their default thinking, thereby helping them grow in new ways.

“Evaluating information is important, especially now with all of the information we have access to on the web,” said Lenker, who also holds a doctorate in philosophy. Research Process (Kuhlthau) Resources and Downloads to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning. A Case for Curiosity: Hear from one educator on the value of asking “why?”

Resources and Downloads to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning

And learn how to preserve and nurture a curious mindset. (Edutopia, 2016) 3 Rules to Spark Learning: Watch a short video to understand how student questions seed real learning. (TED Talks, 2013) Why Curiosity Enhances Learning: Read about findings of a neurological study on curiosity. (Edutopia, 2014) Designing Learning That Matters: Learn about the benefits of inquiry-driven, deep-learning experiences.

(Edutopia, 2015) The Research Behind Choice and Inquiry-Based Education: Explore a collection of research and success stories. Create Learning Environments That Foster Inquiry How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School: Take a look at five ways to create learning environments that value questions. Plan Curriculum That Supports Inquiry Use Strategies to Increase Inquiry in the Classroom Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind: Explore ten ways to encourage students to be curious.


Digital Literacy lessons/tools

Fake news. Lateral searching and SIFT. Graphic organizers. History lessons to think like an historian. - The Washington Post. Digital Literacy. Hierarchy of scientific evidence – keys to scientific skepticism. To Learn, Students Need to DO Something. 7 Things Every Learner Needs to Learn Effectively. Directory of best content curation tools and services organized by categories. IATUL Webinar 2Oct18. The Keyword Inquiry Log Docume. World Press Photo Disqualified 16% of Finalists This Year. Know Your Sources Infographic. When doing research you will come across a lot of information from different types of sources.

How do you decide which source to use? From tweets to newspaper articles, this tool provides a brief description of each and breaks down 6 factors of what to consider when selecting a source. A platform for millions of very short messages on a variety of topics that enables brief dialogue between distinct groups of people across geographic, political, cultural and economic boundaries. An avenue for sharing both developed and unpolished ideas and interests with a niche community with relative ease. A collection of millions of educational, inspirational, eye-opening and entertaining videos that are shared rapidly and widely. A reporting and recording of cultural and political happenings that keeps the general public informed of daily events, sports, and current news.

A book in which the information presented is supported by clearly identified sources. Total Number Published per Day Time in review. Evaluating Information - Evaluating Information - Web Site at Parkland College. The CRAAP Test* is a useful guide to evaluating information found online or elsewhere.

Evaluating Information - Evaluating Information - Web Site at Parkland College

CRAAP is an acronym for the general categories of criteria that can be used to evaluate information. Currency: The timeliness of the information. When was the information published or posted? Has the information been revised or updated? Is the information current or out-of-date for your topic? Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.