Even though you are a kid, you can be exposed to a lot of serious and scary world news through social media, overhearing parents watching television or listening to the radio, or even listening in on adult conversations that aren’t intended for you. Hearing bad news can cause us to feel a lot of fear … Continue reading News Made Just For Kids!
The library has kicked off this year’s middle school research skills workshop series with a lesson on credible websites vs. non-credible websites and identifying fake news. The students were asked to be detectives and jot down some of the ways you can identify which sites and articles are real and which are fakes. Developing critical … Continue reading Information Credibility
March 2018 These two workshops with Rabbi Rottenberg’s 7 and 8s were the most intensive of the lot and covered it all, from exercises on forming effective queries in search engines, to learning proper MLA bibliography format, to examine credible and non-credible sites in research. We parsed some searches to find out which keywords were … Continue reading Grade 7 and 8 – Comprehensive Research Skills Workshop
February 2018 My second workshop was with Rachel’s Grade 5 class. I wanted to have a discussion with the students about credible and non-credible sites. This Google video was shared with the group. To really get the message across, we worked on the following exercise; Exercise: Two of these websites are news satire. Two involve extreme … Continue reading Credible and Non-Credible Sources