Navigating the Internet in the era of ‘alternative facts’

In the era of alternative facts, #seanspicersays and #pizzagate in which we now find ourselves it is more important than ever that students are equipped with the critical thinking and ICT skills they need to access, process and communicate reliable information.

Stanford has published lessons that were used in a recent study in which students were asked to view social media posts and critique their validity. The study can be downloaded as a PDF file here. The lessons cannot be photocopied and distributed freely, however their design and the results of the research are useful for teachers preparing lessons on selecting and evaluating information. The study is available free of charge.

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