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Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers

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This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly. We will show you how to use date filters to find the source of viral content, how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal in less than five seconds, and how to see if a tweet is really from the famous person you think it is or from an impostor. We’ll show you how to find pages that have been deleted, figure out who paid for the web site you’re looking at, and whether the weather portrayed in that viral video actual matches the weather in that location on that day. We’ll show you how to check a Wikipedia page for recent vandalism, and how to search the text of almost any printed book to verify a quote. We’ll teach you to parse URLs and scan search result blurbs so that you are more likely to get to the right result on the first click. And we’ll show you how to avoid baking confirmation bias into your search terms.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Mike Caulfield

Digital Literacy Lesson Plan

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Hyperdoc playlist of activities for digital literacy lesson. Teacher will need to populate the "Guided Practice" section with updated links to current events. Check out The Sift from the News Literacy Project to get ides.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Interactive, Lesson, Lesson Plan

Author: Crystal Hurt

Test Your Digital Literacy

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This digital literacy lesson plan was created by Stefanie Green as part of the 2020 NDE ELA OER Project. The attached Digital Literacy plan is designed for students in grades 9-12 and could be implemented in an English class or taught by a school librarian. The lesson will take approximately 45 minutes. View the interactive hyperdoc here:; © HyperDocs  Remixed by @CrystalDawnEd; Remixed by Stefanie Green

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Stefanie Green

Ontario College Libraries’ OER Toolkit

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The OER Toolkit aims to improve equitable access to open learning resources and services to college students by providing a province-wide academic support platform for faculty to use while designing courses and assignments. The Toolkit is a one-stop guide to open educational resources, providing faculty and library staff with tools and information to understand, engage with, create, and sustain OER in their work and practice. The Toolkit is designed to be used by anyone involved with OER at an academic institution, whether you are part of a team that is collaborating to create OER, a library staff member who is supporting OER development and use, an advocate for OER at your institution, or an instructor seeking to incorporate OER and open pedagogy in the classroom. The primary purpose of this Toolkit is to support faculty and library staff at Ontario colleges; however, it is openly available for use beyond the Ontario college community.

Material Type: Module, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Colleges Libraries Ontario and the Ontario Colleges Library Service in collaboration with ISKME

2018 MOSAIC Multicultural Book Collection

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MOSAIC selects, reviews, and promotes books that authentically and realistically portray the diversity of all students, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Every resource is reviewed by ESU 18 committee members for accuracy, authenticity, content and perspective, characterization, setting, and literary quality. Only the "best of the best" resources are included in the annual MOSAIC collection.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: ESU 18