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ISTE | Top 10 sites to help students check their facts - 0 views

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    "A good fact-checking site uses neutral wording, provides unbiased sources to support its claims and reliable links, says Frank Baker, author of Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom and creator of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse. He adds, "Readers should apply the same critical thinking/questioning to fact-check sites." This post offers an annotated list of 10 fact and bias-checking sites that can be shared with students.

    Here's a rundown of 10 of the top fact- and bias-checking sites to share with your students."
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Detecting Bias, Browsing, Freshness, Backlinks, Red Flags... - ThingLink - 0 views

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    An interactive fluency model. It is a useful reminder for students about plagiarism, author bias and search strategies.
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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think - 1 views

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    Interesting reflection on how we use Google and what thinking goes woth that.
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Building Research Skills for Finding Compelling Data - 0 views

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    " When students need to use their research skills for one assignment or another they can go onto the Internet. From this they may find all sorts of information is hurled. What they need to do is sift through tho find the best for their situation. This post offers some tips on how do we can assist students sift through so much information to get at the best and most reliable content"
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10 online tools for better student research | The Edvocate - 0 views

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    "The biggest responsibility of any teacher is to equip students with the tools that they can use in everyday life.
    The content is important, but with information so easily accessible, it is ultimately more helpful to them if they have critical thinking, analytic ability, and research skills. You can best serve your students by engaging them in active debate, fun and absorbing problem-solving activities, and relevant research assignments.
    High-school students are among the hardest to engage, so you have to approach them in a way they understand. Traditional is out, online is in. Giving them the opportunity to use the tools they are most comfortable with can help them in ways that no amount of lecturing can accomplish.
    You can make your students better researchers, and thinkers, with the 10 online tools listed in this post"
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Free Technology for Teachers: Bias Detection Explained by Common Craft - 0 views

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    "Common Craft recently produced a new video on that topic. Through Bias Detection Explained by Common Craft students can learn about common signs of bias in media, problems that occur when bias is ignored, and why bias is common in communication. GIFs from the video can be seen here. The video itself is embedded below."
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Our most popular resources : Academic Skills - 0 views

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    The University of Melbourne page that has links to advice on study and research skills. Includes studying for exams.
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SearchReSearch - 0 views

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    "A blog about search, search skills, teaching search, learning how to search, learning how to use Google effectively, learning how to do research. It also covers a good deal of sensemaking and information foraging."
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