7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2011 1:20 PM by tengrrl RSS

How do you teach students to evaluate sources of information?

Jane Brown Master
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"If it's on the Internet, it is true."


My concern for how students readily accept information they find on the Internet exploded after reading a paper by Alan November, entitled "Teaching Zack to Think" some ten years ago. The example website in Alan's scenario is one used by Zack, a student writing a research paper, to support the idea that the Holocast never happened.


I think you will all agree that students need to learn to validate information found on the Internet, read in the newspaper or a magazine, or even heard on the evening news.  How do You teach your students to evaluate sources of information?

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