Friday, 2 November 2007

Web Literacy

This Secondary ICT- Web Literacy programme is a very useful tool helping teachers to provide guidance to their pupils when using the internet for research. Vetry useful resource for schools, and possibly higher level education.
A group of Year 9 pupils at Wortley High School in Leeds are asked to look at three websites. The subject matters are Martin Luther King, the holocaust and Victorian robots.
None of the websites are what they seem. The first two are fronts for racists and holocaust deniers. The last is a good-natured spoof. None of the pupils spot any problems with the validity, reliability or authority of the sites and many say they would cut and paste information from the sites for use in homework or other projects. James Green leads a lesson that reveals the truth to the pupils, passing on valuable tips on website cross-checking and validity.

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