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Sort Fact from Fiction Online with Lateral Reading. Obvious Hoax Sites - Websites to use for evaluation purposes - Library Guides at Iowa State University. Is this study legit? 5 questions to ask when reading news stories of medical research. Who doesn’t want to know if drinking that second or third cup of coffee a day will improve your memory, or if sleeping too much increases your risk of a heart attack?

Is this study legit? 5 questions to ask when reading news stories of medical research

We’re invested in staying healthy and many of us are interested in reading about new research findings to help us make sense of our lifestyle choices. But not all research is equal, and not every research finding should be interpreted in the same way. Nor do all media headlines reflect what was actually studied or found. So how can you tell? Keep these five questions in mind when you’re reading media stories about new studies. 1. Peer review is a process by which a study is checked by experts in the discipline to assess the study’s scientific validity. This process involves the researcher writing up their study methods and results, and sending this to a journal. Check, Please! Starter Course. Teach them skepticism.

In any good Information Literacy 101 class, the Librarian or Teacher Librarian will introduce students to the concept of authoritativeness.

Teach them skepticism

It goes something like this… “So, who can tell me what authoritative means? And before you answer, I’ll give you a clue: authoritative contains the word ‘authority’ in it…” Navigating the Information Landscape: Resources for Young People. As librarians, we are continually challenged and tasked with creating programming that teach multiple literacies — including information literacy, digital literacy, news literacy and media literacy — in fun, engaging and interactive ways.

Navigating the Information Landscape: Resources for Young People

School librarians are in a special position to provide resources to both students and teachers about various kinds of literacy, including digital, news and media. As we move to the midway point in our school year, we thought it might be a good idea to revisit why teaching multiple literacies is important. We also thought it would be a good idea to share some sites where you can find great programming to engage students and teachers. Skills for information consumers. UWGB Cofrin Library. Source Evaluation – Teen Services Underground. Right now, the national conversation about evaluating media for relevance, accuracy, and purpose is front and center, but librarians have always promoted choosing the best quality information whether it’s for personal learning or academic research.

Source Evaluation – Teen Services Underground

Upholding the values of our profession, I tried to teach source evaluation to students at my school in some of the ways I’d been shown in library school or learned from other librarians. I tried the CRAAP test, we rode the RAD CAB, and I made checklists for students to fill out for each source. RADAR Framework - Evaluating Sources: Using the RADAR Framework - LibGuides at Loyola Marymount University. Web Evaluation: Does This Website Smell Funny to You? One of my friends spent this past weekend working with her 2nd grade daughter on a research project.

Web Evaluation: Does This Website Smell Funny to You?

While her daughter flew through the arts and crafts portion and was able to handwrite the “sloppy copy” of her presentation, she struggled when it came to typing the final draft. She didn’t know where the period was. Library Creates Genius Bookmark To Teach Students How To Spot Fake News. Though he's often wrong about his sources, President Trump is very right about one thing: there's a lot of fake news swirling around the internet these days.

Library Creates Genius Bookmark To Teach Students How To Spot Fake News

In fact, the problem has become so prevalent that many teachers are taking extra steps to ensure their students can tell which news is fake and which is real! For instance, Reddit user soldier4hire was at his local library when he noticed a unique bookmark. Arming their readers with knowledge, the library was distributing some awesome advice: when reading an article online, check the headline, author and URL.

Look at fact-checking sites like Politifact and Snopes to ensure the story's authenticity. Critical Evaluation of Information Sources. Critical Evaluation of Information Sources Introduction | Evaluation Criteria | Further Reading | Acknowledgements True or false:Information that is published can be trusted because someone other than the author - an editor, a peer reviewer, a publisher, an institution - has reviewed it first.

Critical Evaluation of Information Sources

Most would probably agree with this statement, except perhaps when referring to the Internet. However, the reality is that the world of information is rarely black and white, but rather a variety of shades of grey. Consider the following: How Wikipedia Tackles Fringe Nonsense. Wikipedia is an interesting experiment in amateur crowdsourcing of information.

How Wikipedia Tackles Fringe Nonsense

I think it is a massively successful experiment, but it faces specific challenges. This page on Wikipedia discusses their approach to what information they allow to remain in their pages. They have a number of policies and practices that are meant to act as a quality control filter. In my opinion they have settled upon a reasonable approach that might even be used as a model in other contexts.

They begin with a completely open model – anyone can become a contributor and add information to Wikipedia. So the wiki model is ideal for quantity, but what about quality. There haven’t been many studies since then, but a 2012 small follow up study found no significant difference between Wikipedia and other sources. How to Teach Internet Research Skills.

With mobile connectivity so pervasive, it’s not surprising that app-based interfaces and searching strategies are dominating research methods, especially for always-connected youth.

How to Teach Internet Research Skills

“They are most likely to begin searching on the most accessible device using a search engine like Google,” says Crystle Martin, postdoctoral research fellow at the Digital Media and Learning Hub at University of California, Irvine. “Mobile connectivity and mobile platforms have made search more ubiquitous. The more access to mobile technology youth have, the greater their likelihood to search for information at the time of need.” Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information. An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to assess its level of accuracy, reliability, and bias. In 2012, my colleagues and I assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, and the results definitely got our attention. 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

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. 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. 10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog. For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget. 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. How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills - EasyBib Blog. 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.

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. 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?

SearchReSearch: Answer: Fake or real? How do you know? Reading Like A Historian. 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.

‎ 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. 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. 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. Comparing & Evaluating Web Information Sources. From Now On The Educational Technology Journal. Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask. Model lesson 1. 8 must-reads detail how to verify information in real-time, from social media, users. Allies and Aliens.