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?

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