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defendsource

Looking at credibility.

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Hannah_Johson_Generatingquestionsandkeywords

The purpose of this lesson is to develop students’ ability to ask relevant questions and develop key search terms related to the questions.

 The lesson is aimed at middle and high school students.

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This read-aloud explores the ways science writers include various sources of information in news articles to provide voices from different perspectives.

 

Read Aloud – attributed sources – why are they there

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Student Guide to Search Star

The  Student Guide to Search Star is a method of refining search terms to find better sources of information for articles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Guide to Search:Star

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Purpose:This lesson does several things – it introduces sources that you want students to know about and teaches them the acronyms that are commonly used to describe these sources. It also teaches the important skill of developing a brief description that can be used in both articles and conversation and asks students to become aware of the relevant websites.

Describing Your Sources: Looking for the Right Phrase (Editable Format)

Describing Your Sources- Looking for the Right Phrase (pdf)

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A Teacher’s Guide to . . .
Diigo Educator Accounts

Answers all Frequently Asked Questions

Teacher Guide – Diigo educator accounts

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Student Guide to . . .
Using Diigo

Diigo is your solution to maintaining a record of the useful websites you visit.

Student Guide – Using Diigo

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Finding useful information on the internet is more than merely google searching words. If your topic is too broad, a flood of websites will appear. Follow these basic strategies to help narrow and locate information for your topic.

Student Guide – Searching the internet

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A Student Guide to . . .
Questions for WEBSITE CREDIBILITY

Determining the credibility of  a website can be a difficult challenge. There are no hard-fast rules to follow, and the credibility of a website depends upon how you plan on using the information you find there.
Although few if any websites are absolutely credible and free of bias, there are numerous questions you can ask yourself to help determine your own level of trust.

Student Guide – Questions for Website Credibility

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A Student Guide to . . .
WEBSITE CREDIBILITY

Determining the credibility of websites can be a difficult challenge. There are no hard-fast rules to follow. Although few if any websites are absolutely credible and free of bias, numerous clues can be found to help determine a degree of credibility.

Student Guide – Website Credibility

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