A recent headline stated “Students Believe Everything They Read Online, Warns Researcher”. Could this be true? Do today’s students have the ability to distinguish between the truth and an internet hoax? Download this lesson and conduct your own study in the classroom or computer lab.
“I Found It on the Internet” is a two day lesson where students evaluate and rate five resources on the internet. The first four sites are hoaxes with increasing levels of nonsense while the fifth site’s sponsor has a 125 year record of excellence. Can your students spot the difference?