The internet comes with an overload of information. Though this is a benefit to most teachers and students, internet has a dark side.
Photoshop shows you pictures of things that didn’t actually happen, websites have articles with fake content, and amateur journalists invent impressive statistics that are actually a hoax. On the internet, anything may look real, but it isn’t.
A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education report shows that many students have trouble judging the credibility of information online. The results showed that 80-90 percent of high school students had a difficult time judging the credibility of news.
|Information Technology, Literacy, Science, Privacy
|Explorative learning approach
|Developing source criticism skills, scientific literacy
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