Fact-Checking Tips and Tools for Teachers and Students
Show students where to look for credible information on the web. Explain that professional fact-checkers may already have done this important work for us. Use the resources below as references for finding vetted and fact-checked information.
With so much information on the web -- true, false, and everything in between -- it’s no wonder students have a hard time separating fact from fiction.
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Google Search Skills Every Student Should Know
Upgrade your students' Google game! Kids use Google every day, but do they really know how to use it effectively? Empower students with these tips and tricks to make their Google searches give them better -- and more factual -- results.
Use these resources from Google to promote better search skills among your students.
Using Reverse Image Search as a Fact-Checking Tool
Google is great for fact-checking -- but only if you know how to use it! Help your students learn how a reverse image search works. Then, have them use this skill to verify -- or debunk -- the veracity of any image they find on the web.
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Resources to Address the So-Called "Fake News" Phenomenon
Make news literacy part of your web-literacy lessons. Help students understand the distinctions among news-literacy issues such as bias, credibility, satire, propaganda, and even intentionally false stories. The resources below are a good place to start.
History teacher, David Cutler, looks at how reinforcing the importance of facts in our... Source: Edutopia
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Further Reading and Research on Web and Media Literacy
Looking for a deeper dive into web literacy for students? Read what some of the foremost researchers, academics, and thought leaders have to say on the subject.
Two Stanford researchers discuss their findings about students' difficulties in... Source: EdWeek
Take a look for detailed tips and strategies to help your students better navigate the web ... Source: Mike Caulfield
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More News- and Media-Literacy Resources from Common Sense
Beyond web literacy, here are some of the other media-literacy resources we offer, both here on Common Sense Education as well as on Common Sense Media, our site for parents and kids.