Evaluating Online Information
A website evaluation PowerPoint and form to help your students assess the value of an online resource.
Copyright - What do you know?
A chart, a quiz, and a lesson designed to teach students about copyright and fair use policies.
Do you have a book? I don't know, Dewey?
Activities and assessments designed to teach students about the Dewey Decimal System.
Common Sense Media: Identifying High-Quality Sites (6-8)
In this Common Sense Media lesson, students discuss how print materials (books and newspaper or magazine articles) are published. Then they compare and contrast this process with publishing on the Internet, learning that there are no built-in checks for accuracy or quality on the Internet. Therefore, they must use their own criteria to judge the trustworthiness and usefulness of websites. After this lesson, students will be able to understand how the ease of publishing on the Internet might affect how much they can trust the content of some sites, learn criteria that will help them evaluate websites, and apply the criteria to a site to determine how trustworthy and useful it is.
Choosing a Vocational School
This resource developed by the Federal Trade Commission offers advice for selecting a reputable vocational school for learning a trade or skilled vocation.
Admission 101: What You Need to Know
This website details helpful hints for using technology as an investigative tool in college searches.
Campus Visit Checklist
Not everything you need to know about a college or university campus is included on the PR tour. This checklist provides a list of formal and informal activities that students' may use to gain a realistic view of the campus culture.
College Comparison Worksheet
This graphic organizer will help students to directly compare qualities and characteristics of three colleges and universities, thus enabling them to distinguish important similarities and differences.
Do you know your news? CNN Student News
Students view school-appropriate news clips. They respond through writing, discussion, or projects.
Duck Duck Go
DuckDuckGo is a kid friendly search engine. Simple and easy to use for younger students.
*Search anonymously (truly anonymous search) utilizing multiple search engines simultaneously (not just one) to see a more authentic representation of search results from across the internet.