Evaluating Web Sites
Students study the six criteria for evaluating Web sites, identify Web sites with accurate, relevant, and current information on a given topic. They use those criteria to locate three sites that provide good information and three that do not.
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Developing Media Literacy
To protect young people from questionable content, many schools limit access. This resource suggests that because learners can so readily avail themselves to unrestricted Internet access, it is vital for 21st century learners to develop...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Evaluating Websites Worksheet
Talk about a required 21st Century Skill! With all the information available on the Internet, users must be able to evaluate Web resources. Here's a learning exercise that identifies criteria, presents key questions to consider, and...
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Google Sites for State Research
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4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Note-Taking: K.I.S.S. "Keep It Short and Simple"
Note-taking is an essential study skill, and it needs to be taught! In the context of a research project on energy sources, learners find multiple sources, evaluating, paraphrasing, and citing them correctly. Two lists with note-taking...
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