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Practice: Evaluating Purpose - EasyBib Blog. Evaluating the Purpose of a Website.

Practice: Evaluating Purpose - EasyBib Blog

How Library Stuff Works: How to Evaluate Resources (the CRAAP Test) The C.R.A.P. Test in action: Websites. ASCD Express 12.17 - Information Is Not Singular: Three Guiding Questions for Identifying Bias. Evaluating Websites - C.A.R.S.

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Checklist for Evaluating Internet Sources You should evaluate every website you use for research or for personal information. Ask yourself the following questions about each site and try to use only those that have the best evidence of credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, and support. Download a Printable Version (PDF) Goal: A source that is created by a person or organization who knows the subject and who cares about its quality. 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.” 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! Some of these sites are tougher to catch than others. GenoChoice: Create Your Own Genetically Healthy Child Online GenoChoice gives parents the opportunity to genetically modify their future child’s DNA to prevent diseases and health issues. The giveaway? 10 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation – TeachBytes. In this day and age, where anyone with access to the internet can create a website, it is critical that we as educators teach our students how to evaluate web content.

10 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation – TeachBytes

There are some great resources available for educating students on this matter, such as Kathy Schrock’s Five W’s of Website Evaluation or the University of Southern Maine’s Checklist for Evaluating Websites. Along with checklists and articles, you will also find wonderfully funny hoax websites, aimed at testing readers on their ability to evaluate websites. A Handy Chart Featuring 9 Popular Latin Phrases for Research Students. How Photos Fuel the Spread of Fake News. During a campaign stop in South Carolina last winter, Hillary Clinton stumbled as she climbed the steps of an antebellum mansion in Charleston.

How Photos Fuel the Spread of Fake News

Aides helped her regain her balance in a vulnerable but nondescript moment captured by Getty photographer Mark Makela. He didn’t think much of it until August, when the alt-right news site Breitbart touted it as evidence of Clinton’s failing health. SearchReSearch: Search Challenge (11/11/15): Fake or real? How do you know? Unfortunately... ... people have been faking stories, photos, and claims for as long as humans have been around.

SearchReSearch: Search Challenge (11/11/15): Fake or real? How do you know?

Of course now we're aided by technology, which sometimes makes these deceptions a bit more difficult to ferret out. Here's an early famously faked photograph: This is one of the images of the Cottingley Fairies. In 1920, a series of photos, supposedly taken by two young girls while playing in the garden, claimed to show that fairies really did exist. Even Arthur Conan Doyle, he of Sherlock Holmes fame, was taken in by the images.

SearchReSearch: Answer: Fake or real? How do you know? Reading Like A Historian. The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry.

Reading Like A Historian

Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues. They learn to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence. Reading Like A Historian History Curriculum. Home. The Daily Mixer. Critical Evaluation. Web Eval - Peview. Critical Evaluation. Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation - 13 Digital Research Tools And The Credibility Lessons They Teach by TeachThought Staff This post is promoted by Noet, makers of Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition and the free research app for the classics, who asked us to talk about the credibility of information research in a digital world.

Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation -

We thought, then, that it might make sense to focus on digital tools and resources that highlight the idea of credibility. ‎ Vaughan Memorial Library : Tutorials : Credible Sources Count! The 5 Elements Students Should Look For When Evaluating Web Content.

Information Fluency & Forensics. Evaluating internet information. Information comes to us from a wide variety of sources.

Evaluating internet information

Can you tell good information from bad? MajesticSEO's Fresh Index estimates that there are almost 700 billion web pages out there and that search engines cover less than 1/4 of that! Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Home Page. Teaher's Guide to Information Crap Detection. Information overload, information crap,information pollution...are some of the words that are being used now to describe the tsunami of irrelevant information we are bombarded with day and night.In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for all users, and we entered a new era of personalization. With little notice or fanfare, our online experience is changing, as the websites we visit are increasingly tailoring themselves to us.Everywhere you turn you find information that seems relevant to you but in fact is nothing but crap.

The C.R.A.P. Test - UNST FRINQ Guide for Student Research - LibGuides at Portland State University. ABCs of Web Literacy: Interactive Tutorial. EvalWizard_beta_1.1. Checklist for Evaluating Web Resources. Is the Web a good research tool? This question is dependent on the researcher's objective. As in traditional print resources one must use a method of critical analysis to determine its value. Comparing & Evaluating Web Information Sources. From Now On The Educational Technology Journal. Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask. 1. What can the URL tell you? Techniques for Web Evaluation : 1. Before you leave the list of search results -- before you click and get interested in anything written on the page -- glean all you can from the URLs of each page. 2. 2. 1. INSTRUCTIONS for Truncating back a URL: In the top Location Box, delete the end characters of the URL stopping just before each / (leave the slash).

Model lesson 1. Ready-to-go mini lesson. 8 must-reads detail how to verify information in real-time, from social media, users. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been trying to collect every good piece of writing and advice about verifying social media content and other types of information that flow across networks. This form of verification involves some new tools and techniques, and requires a basic understanding of the way networks operate and how people use them. It also requires many of the so-called old school values and techniques that have been around for a while: being skeptical, asking questions, tracking down high quality sources, exercising restraint, collaborating and communicating with team members.

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