Continuing on a loose theme of Digital Citizenship and understanding following module 10 on cyberbullying, it is important to recognize that the old saying by Abraham Lincoln “If it is on the internet, it must be true.” This is demonstratively false, as Abraham Lincoln passed away over 100 years before the internet was developed.
The point of this module is to develop an understanding of how we can cross-check and develop a deep understanding of how we can utilize sources that report accurate information. Finding quality information and ensuring that you are not being tricked is an important skill to learn. In a society that gets more and more information from the internet, it is important that skills are developed to avoid being tricked or manipulated by fake or false information.
The purpose of this session is designed to help students understand more about finding quality resources and double-checking information prior to using it in our work.
3a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
3b. Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
3c. curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
3d. build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.