Effective users of information need to develop skills to evaluate materials. In the academic setting evaluating information could include:
Evaluating Websites: Provide students with a checklist to evaluate the credibility, relevance, authority and currency of websites.
Fake News: Utilizing various news reports on a topic, students evaluate the authenticity of information.
Identifying Credibility of Sources: Students will be able to explain the characteristics and value of various sources.
Recognizing Bias: Students critically analyze different points of view on a topic to determine the purpose and accuracy of information.
Understanding the Information Cycle: Students will identify the process by which information is published and understand the purposes of each type.
Below are selected worksheets and handouts to help students successfully complete these tasks. The documents may be downloaded and edited for your specific instructional needs.