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Turning Your Students into Web Detectives

Posted on 11/27/2017

Stanford University Libraries

A recent study External link opens in new window or tab from the Stanford History Education Group confirms that students today are generally pretty bad at evaluating the news and other information they see online. Now more than ever, our students need our help. And a big part of this is learning how to fact-check what they see on the web.

An important first step is giving students trusted resources they can use to verify or debunk the information they find. Even one fact-checking activity could be an important first step toward empowering students to start seeing the web from a fact-checker’s point of view. Continue reading to access five vetted resources learners can use to separate truth from fiction.