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Become a Fact-Checker – Part 2: A Little Help From My Friends

Last week we tried a new technique called ‘Lateral Reading’ to help us become better fact-checkers.  This week we are going to learn about various websites that are out there that can help us find out if what we have heard or read is factual or not. You are going to read the following article … Continue reading Become a Fact-Checker – Part 2: A Little Help From My Friends

Information Credibility

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

Credible and Non-Credible Sources

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