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Evaluating Internet Resources  

This guide is intended to help teachers understand the factors involved when evaluating Internet search results.
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TED Talk--



From the Oct. 17, 2005 Colbert Report:  Truthiness


How to Spot Fake News

Use Library Databases

Use library databases for up-to-date and authoritative information!


Alternative Facts

Truth, Truthiness, Triangulation:  A News Literacy Toolkit for the Post-Truth World
This article by Joyce Valenza was published in School Library Journal, Nov. 26, 2016.  It offers tips and tools for you to use with your students to develop critical skills needed in evaluating information and ideas.



It is up to you to shape the narrative!

Which Oxford Dictionary should your students use:  definition of post-truth OR this one"Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief."

Post-truth named the "Word of the Year" for 2016.  (from Oxford Dictionaries Online)


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