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Internet Detective: Wise up to the Web - Emma Place, et.al. Intute Virtual Training Suite

Grades
8 to 12
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We can't stop kids from using internet sources for research, but we CAN teach them how to distinguish the good sites from the bad. Here is a site that shows ...more
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We can't stop kids from using internet sources for research, but we CAN teach them how to distinguish the good sites from the bad. Here is a site that shows them step-by-step how to determine the authenticity and reliability of any site. While it is geared to college students, it is easily adaptable and user-friendly for younger students with guidanca. The 5 sections include:
What's the Story? - understanding internet skills
The Good the Bad and the Ugly - see why information quality is an issue on the web, especially for academic research. Learn how to avoid time wasting on Internet searching, scams and hoaxes.
Detective Work - get hints and tips that help to critically evaluate the information you find on the Internet.
Get On the Case - try out your Internet Detective skills with these practical exercises.
Keep the Right Side of the Law - be warned about plagiarism, copyright and citation.

tag(s): critical thinking (108)

In the Classroom

You can break this site down into pieces and discuss on a projector with follow-up on laptops or lab computers as you work with students on using the Internet for research. There is quite a smorgasbord to be taught as a unit or broken down throughout the year as you approach different parts of the activities.

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