Information Evaluation

One of the basic foundations of 21st century skills is evaluating information. There are tons of resources out there to help. Here are a couple of my favorites:

The University of Western England has a slick site covering videos, blogs, wikis, and podcasts as well as other sources. This is a professional -looking site that is visually appealing to students.  http://iskillzone.uwe.ac.uk/RenderPages/RenderRoom.aspx?Context=10&Area=8&Room=46

There are a few tracks on JogTheWeb that deal with website evaluation. This one offers 25 example websites for evaluation, but some are blocked and it does include the infamous whitehouse.com. http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/UOH0KUMA4MIo/Hoaxes,-Scams-and-Sleight-of-Hand

Here’s another with fewer examples, but good questions for students: http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/30nxBmzqgKCK/Teaching-website-evaluation

November Learning has a website with various lessons and resources on information literacy. They include some great options for teaching website evaluation: http://novemberlearning.com/resources/information-literacy-resources/

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