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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Finding Reliable Sources StAIR

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Melissa Benoit (Teacher (K-12)), Nov 07, 2012
Comment:

I was extremely interested in your StAIR. The lesson plan I submitted was actually on reliable sources. I think it's such an essential skill to teach students. I really enjoyed your StAIR. It did a really great job explaining the elements of a reliable source. I also loved your video where you walked through your though process about looking at a website. What a great way for students to see the process of looking at the site. You didn't just "tell" them you actually showed them the process. I also loved the quiz because it had students actually visit websites and look around. It gave them hands on experience looking at websites and seeing what aspects were important to focus on. The quiz was helpful because it gave immediate feedback for students to see. I would have liked if when students got it wrong they were sent to a review sheet reminding them why the website wasn't credible. Instead they were able to pick answers until they got it correct. I'm worried my students might just click around until they get it right and not necessarily learn the content. I really think this is a great way to get students practicing and working with credible sources. Awesome job! :)

Technical Remarks:

When I clicked on "Go to Material" it sent me to a screen that said "No preview available--Download". So I downloadrd it and it went to a screen that said it couldn't verify viruses "download anyway" and so I did and it took me to the actual PowerPoint, not just a StAIR. Not sure if it's my computer or how it was shared.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes