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Evaluating Internet Resources

Evaluating Internet Resources
How do I evaluate the quality of websites? 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. How do you judge the quality of Internet resources? Read Evaluating Information: An Information Literacy Challenge by MaryAnn Fitzgerald. Do you believe everything you read? Look for what Wikipedia calls the "verifiability" of information. Read Wicked or Wonderful: Revisiting Wikipedia by Annette Lamb. Misleading Websites Some websites were designed to be intentionally misleading. Read How to Spot a Fake Website by Garen Arnold (2009). Use the following websites to explore the issue of Internet content. Fake news has become a popular form of satire. The Onion The Daily Show from Comedy Central Colbert Report from Comedy Central A few websites are addressing the issue of misleading information. Try it!

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Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask 1. What can the URL tell you? Techniques for Web Evaluation : 1. The Credibility Challenge Summary The Internet can be a rich and valuable source of information – and an even richer source of misinformation. Sorting out the valuable claims from the worthless ones is tricky, since at first glance a Web site written by an expert can look a lot like one written by your next-door neighbor. This lesson offers students background and practice in determining authority on the Internet – how to tell whether an author has expertise or not, and whether you’re getting the straight story.

History Labs: Conducting Source Work A Guided Approach to Historical Inquiry in the K-12 Classroom Conducting Source Work In this video students engage in source work, with the teacher assisting the process. Food Standards Agency worker sacked over Facebook 'like' wins £30k Alan Blue was sacked after he 'liked' a post apparently encouraging violenceHe also mistakenly typed 'i wish' rather than 'u wish' in response Probe claimed the posts were a ‘breach of trust’ and ‘not professional’Employment judge agrees with Mr Blue's assertion it was 'just banter' By Laura Cotton For The Scottish Daily Mail Published: 06:07 GMT, 25 September 2014 | Updated: 11:07 GMT, 25 September 2014 A father of four who was sacked over comments he made on Facebook has been awarded more than £30,000 at an employment tribunal. Alan Blue, 51, worked for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) as a meat hygiene inspector at Wishaw Abattoir in Lanarkshire. But he lost his job on November 5 last year after he ‘liked’ a posting on the social media site that appeared to encourage violent behaviour towards the manager.

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. 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. This guide is best suited to high school and college students.

Evaluating Information: An Information Literacy Challenge Mary Ann Fitzgerald, Assistant Professor, Department of Instructional Technology, University of Georgia The new Information Power contains information literacy standards that emphasize, among other skills, the ability to evaluate information. This skill is difficult and complex. Evaluation consists of a number of component processes, including metacognition, goals, personal disposition, signals (which initialize an evaluative episode), deliberation, and decision. Research shows that specific problems may occur during several of these components. Contextual factors, including environment, problem structure, and processing depth, impact evaluative processing as well.

50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.” Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this change is extraordinarily broad, but for now we’ll narrow it down to changes in how learners respond to the media they consume. The most fundamental pattern of formal academia is to read something and then write about it. Sometimes this writing comes in the form of responding to questions, while other time it’s in the form of an essay.

Diary of life in Soviet work camp online A teenager’s diary documenting life in a Soviet labor camp more than 70 years ago is now available for the public to read, thanks to a digital preservation project by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. For years, Elizabeth Frankowski’s account of her family’s experience as prisoners in Siberia has been largely under wraps. Now, at 88, the longtime Toledo resident is sharing her story with the masses. The diary’s preservation will be recognized Thursday in a ceremony celebrating her life and work. Tears of Faith, the English title of Mrs. Frankowski’s memoir, has been scanned by the library’s new digitization lab and made available online.

Man Tells University He's Broken In And Stolen Five MacBooks, The Autotweet Reply Is Not Really Suitable.. Autotweets can, on some occasions, be pretty useful. Not in this case though. When one man, Brian Shelf, tweeted saying he'd got into Sheffield Hallam University, the student union's president replied congratulation him, and offering her help if needed. You Might Also Like..Man Tweets Obviously Fake A-Level Results, Universities Get Excited And Offer Him PlacesA-Level Results In Nine Refreshingly Alternative PicturesJumping Boys Holding Exam Results Really DO Exist - Here's The Proof However, he hadn't really got in.

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. 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. Teacher's Guide to Assessing Credibility of Online Resources Internet has definitely marked a revolution in the way human knowledge is being generated, shared, communicated, and stored. The answer to almost any question is available within seconds, courtesy of the invention that has altered how we discover knowledge – the search engine. With this abundance of online information comes the question of credibility. Some critics argue that a tsunami of hogwash has already rendered the Web useless.

Why Teachers Should Use Education Technology How do you respond to someone when they ask you WHY they should use education technology? Do you get flustered and attempt to walk them through an array of apps and web tools that can help them save time, reduce friction in the classroom, and more? If you’re an Edudemic reader, then you probably already use edtech and are happy to walk others through those exact points. Waldseemuller Map The maps in the Map Collections materials were either published prior to 1922, produced by the United States government, or both (see catalogue records that accompany each map for information regarding date of publication and source). The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 of the United States Code) or any other restrictions in the Map Collection materials. Note that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Credit Line: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.