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Grades8 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
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.
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