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Credibility Conundrum: Web Literacy in the Classroom

Students search information on their phone. I have noticed one of two things happens. One, they don't click any of the links. Instead, they read and rely only on the brief description provided on the search engine's populated result's page. Two, students head right to Wikipedia like a moth to a flame. This collection provides information and lesson plans to help teach your students what information they can trust on the internet.
A Collection By Megan McClure
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Credibility Conundrum: Web Literacy in the Classroom
  • findingdulcinea.com
    findingdulcinea.com

    The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia

    5 minute read
    Megan McClure says:
    This is a great list, complete with hyperlinks to even more great information, explaining the top ten reasons why students cannot and should not rely on Wikipedia when conducting online research.
  • Megan McClure says:
    "What's Wrong with Wikipedia?" is a small piece of a much meatier treatment on the Harvard Guide to Using Sources website. Beyond answering that initial question, the website provides tips to evaluating and citing credible online sources.
  • Megan McClure says:
    In this video, middle school ELA teacher, Emily Koch, moves through a lesson on teaching her students how to conduct appropriate online research.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    Identifying Reliable Sources and Citing Them

    7 minute read
    Megan McClure says:
    Educator Angela Bunyi believes it is never too early to teach kids about reliable online sources. She created four lessons that not only allow students to work on finding reliable sources when conducting research on the internet, but these lessons also teach students how to cite those sources and to avoid plagiarism.
  • Megan McClure says:
    Annenberg Classroom, a resource rich with information and lesson plans focusing specifically on civic responsibility and education, provides one such lesson plan, entitled, "The Credibility Challenge." In this lesson, students move through a series of exercises with the aim of gaining practice in determining what sources are credible.