Credible Source Lesson Plan
This is a lesson plan for teaching students about credible sources. I have used CARRDSS developed by Joyce Valenza, a teacher librarian and leading expert on web site evaluation who has created criteria for evaluating Web Sites, Blogs, and Wikis. Students take notes on a PowerPoint about CARRDSS. They then discuss examples of credible sources they have visited previously and explain how they can tell if they are reliable. Next, students head to the computer lab and visit various websites. They use the CARRDSS form to evaluate if a source is credible or not. Finally, students and teacher discuss their findings.