Digital Artifacts

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

You Can't Believe Everything You Read!

After doing some more reading about the New Literacies, I came across a great article entitled The New Literacies written by Zach Miners and Angela Pascopella. The article focused on the importance of ensuring that students are taking the time to read critically and evaluate materials when reading online. They spoke about studies that taught students about point of view and about closely examining information in the Internet. They used the following spoof sites:
All of these sites are quite interesting for adults and some are great to use with students. I used three of them to teach about knowing truth from fiction on the Internet. The kids loved it-and it taught them that you can't always believe everything you read.


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