Hunters & Gatherers of Information

When can we find opportunities for students to learn how to evaluate information online using critical thinking skills?  Clarence Fisher has created a week long river simulation where students must go online and find information to use in their activity.  Searching through blogs and critiquing information is a valuable learning opportunity for students that will benefit them later.  I know that we have all had a discussion with students about determining the validity of online information, but have we provide enough opportunities to put it into practice?

He makes a good point in his blog that his classroom is as much his students as it is his.  Students need to develop the drive to become hunters & gatherers of knowledge because they will need those skills later on in life.  How can we increase the opportunities for them to develop these skills?


No Responses to “Hunters & Gatherers of Information”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: