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Videos to Improve Judgement Online

Nov 12, 2020 jjamison
Thank you to Ryan for this article.
 
 
 

Videos to Improve Judgment Online

Want to learn how to judge fact from fiction online? Interested in teaching your students to do the same? Our Civic Online Reasoning videos show how fact checkers evaluate digital information and how educators are teaching their students these strategies.

Explore our free video collection to enhance your web evaluation strategies and to support students in becoming smarter consumers of digital content.

 

Sharpen Your Skills

How Smart People Read Online ≠ How Fact Checkers Read Online

What makes fact checkers expert internet sleuths? Lateral reading. This video demonstrates how to read less online in order to learn more.
 
How to Use Wikipedia Wisely

You might have heard that you can’t trust anything on Wikipedia. If that’s the case, then why do professional fact checkers often use it? In this video, we break down the basics of how to use Wikipedia wisely.
 
Think the first search result is always the best? Think again.

Fact checkers scan search results before making a decision of where to click. This yields better information sooner.
 

Teacher & Student Voices

Watch a teacher use a Civic Online Reasoning lesson to teach students lateral reading.
 
Hear from students and teachers as they describe how the Civic Online Reasoning curriculum helps them sort fact from fiction on the internet. 
 
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