It is very important to give students access to trusted, reliable, and credible sources for news, current events, and research. That’s how students can start working on a research paper, keeping up with the news to build reading and critical thinking skills. It’s easy for students to go astray and get duped by untrustworthy, deceptive news sources or research studies. Teachers should point students in the right direction, toward sites and apps with vetted, fact-based, and fact-checked work. There are kid-friendly news sites and apps that adapt journalism to different reading levels and kids’ sensibilities as well as primary and secondary research resources from leading institutions.
|Information Technology, Literacy, Science, Privacy
|Explorative learning approach
|Developing source criticism skills, scientific literacy
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