Reflection: Data Analysis Just Because It's Out There Doesn’t Mean It’s Good - Section 2: Guided Investigation


The more I teach with technology, the more I realize that the digital generation are good users of technology, but are not good problem-solvers or evaluators of the use of technology or information. This come out very clearly when asked to evaluate the information found on a website. 

Years ago, teachers were taught how to teach students to find non-fictional components on the page, such as graphs, pictures, captions, etc. Today, we need to teach these concepts as well as how to read information on a website. Much of this is the same, but with the ever-changing world of information and the fact that not everything on the internet s vetted by a publisher, we have to teach children to evaluate what they read on a website. The tools in this lesson are very important in helping children do this important work.

  Evaluating information
  Data Analysis: Evaluating information
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Just Because It's Out There Doesn’t Mean It’s Good

Unit 8: Science Exploration Research Projects
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: Students learn to evaluate information on a website.

Big Idea: Students are given a tool to help evaluate veracity of information on a website.

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