Our students spend hours surfing the web believing that Google will bring them accurate results without the need for critical thinking and analysis. They believe they are savvy online researchers – but would you, their teacher, agree? Teachers often wonder how best to teach digital literacy, research skills and critical thinking.
Join us as we share a five-part lesson in which students experience the typical mistakes made by many who fall victim to less-than-scientifically based information on the web. Using a variety of websites and podcasts, students will learn to look critically at digital information. We’ll share our strategies and handouts for teaching students to authenticate websites before they begin research, as well as our tricks for convincing them of this necessary step!
Our workshop offers a fun, engaging and eye-opening way to teach students about reliable and untrustworthy sources of information and how to differentiate between the two.
– A set of engaging exercises to demonstrate to students the need to use reliable sources of information
– Handouts for helping students determine the reliability of websites
– A complete 5 part unit for teaching students how to differentiate between reliable and unreliable websites