Always evaluate the information that you find online before using it. "Evaluating" means to judge or determine the value, significance, and quality of something. Time to put your detective hats on!
Remember that APPROPRIATE, HIGH QUALITY information is:
Winston and Kara show why it is important to look at more than just one website when researching. This helps them to know that the information they are reading is Right and True! Have more adventures with Winston and Kara by going to the Childnet International website.
CyberSense & NonSense , created by Media Smarts, is created for students ages 8-10 and acts as the sequel to Privacy Playground. Find Privacy Playground under the How do I share & stay safe online section.
In this game students will learn how to distinguish between fact and opinion and how to recognize bias and harmful stereotyping in online content.
The below Teacher's Guide explains how to play the game and gives information about the issues of authenticating online content, stereotyping and cyberbullying. It also provides activities and handouts for classroom use.
Questions to Ask:
What is a url?
What is the difference between "http" and "https?"
The letters "http" normally go before the "www" prefix of a url. When you see "https" it means that the information shared on that website will be kept secure.
What is Mind-Mapping?
Mind mapping is a way to organize your ideas. It is used to help you brainstorm ideas. Brainstorming is just thinking of creative ideas to help you answer a question or solve a problem.
Mind Mapping Tools for You:
This program is for visual learning:
graphic organizers, concept mapping, mind mapping, outlining, webbing, and plots and graphs.