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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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[infographic] Fake news or real news? 10 tips to getting the facts for yourself - Stone... - 0 views

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    This useful infographic is based on the article and a link provided to a google doc, False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical "News" Sources, prepared by Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College.
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Teaching Why Facts Still Matter | Edutopia - 0 views

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    Article discusses "how we can motivate students for the noble pursuit of truth and help them see why it still matters.
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DK Find Out! | Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more! - 0 views

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    This visual encyclopedia is created by the publisher DK. It is new, so somewhat limited but they have plans to grow. I see it as useful for younger students, ESL students and special education students. The site is easy to use and has clear categories. It also offers other sections: What's New?. Videos. Quizzes. Fun Facts. Galleries. Another section called My Space will also be added. Teachers may create an account and access a lesson planner. The DK Online World Desk Reference may also be of interest. You need to create an account to use it which takes seconds to do. This site "explores topics in physical and human geography for every country in the world, and practices critical-thinking skills
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