Evaluating Online Sources: Helping Students Determine Trustworthiness, Readability, and Usefulness
Increasingly, young people are interacting with information from a range of complex online sources (e.g., images, videos, websites, etc.) that inform them about content that is typically part of social studies. This makes helping students learn to become skilled careful and critical readers of all texts (from textbooks, trade books, magazines, and newspapers to websites, music, and video) an especially important component of social studies education.1
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2012
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