Evaluating the quality of online information

In her post on the Edutopia Blog, Julie Coiro, Associate Professor of Education at the University of Rhode Island, suggests ways to develop skills in adolescents dealing with online information.

“An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias.”

Four strategies are outlined to assist in developing these skills of discernment.
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Studyvibe: learning to suceed at ‘crunch time’

Join this site to learn about study skills and share with other students. It is a collaborative learning space targeted at Primary and High School students. Read and share about ‘Learning Styles’, motivation, memory, researching, referencing and much more.

Are you creative?…. Do you want to share your work or use the creative work of others?

The Bright Ideas Blog published this poster explaining the Creative Commons Licence. It was created by Karlisson Bezzera (Brazil), a blogger who goes under the name of Nerdson. Bezerra manages to explain creative commons in an easy-to-follow comic strip.

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Need help with your Referencing or Bibliography?

Here is an online generator – copy and paste titles, authors etc and they will be combined to make your Bibliography. Copy this into a list for your assignment. This site supports the Harvard System which is used at our school. We are very grateful to the School Library Association of South Australia for providing this tool.
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