Teach your students to identify worthy web sites for research

Quite often as teachers we send students off to blindly find information on the internet on a selected topic.  Most of the time my students come back with the information I expected them to find, then there are those that have found some valid but obscure information on the topic and then there will be information which is is either misleading or completely false.

Joseph Goebbels once said "If you repeat a lie long enough, it becomes truth. // If you repeat a lie many times, people are bound to start believing it." And this is the risk we run on the internet as anyone can pass off information as reputable content.

So to inform our students about reputable and validated websites UC Berkely have put together a concise website that highlights what to look for on a web page to ensure it is a quality source.  Access it here.

Furthermore they have put together a great handout for students which they can use as a checklist for quality information on the web. Download it here.