“Best practices” in teaching information literacy shift with the digital landscape, says Dr. Troy Hicks, an MEA member and professor of English and Education at Central Michigan University. Hicks co-hosted a March #MichEd Twitter chat on the subject at www.tinyurl.com/MILitChat.
Hicks co-authored a book with Dr. Kristen Hawley Turner, titled Argument in the Real World, published last November. Check out the book’s free classroom resources at www.tinyurl.com/RealArgument
And do a search for these other great resources:
- A checklist for how to confirm news accuracy can be printed at “Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Fake News Edition,” from WNYC’s “On the Media.”
- At AllSides.com, students can view articles on an issue from three different points on the political spectrum.
- At the 21 Things 4 Students website, look for the “Search Strategies” page for a ready-made web-quest students can complete.
- “Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers” is a guide from a digital technology specialist at Washington State University.
- The College Ready Writers Program offers units and lessons on research writing, including how to read and critique mentor texts.
- OpenSources.co allows students to check the reliability of a website or news outlet using the site’s curated lists.
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