Critical Evaluation of Information by Kathy Schrock

Today everyone turns to the Web for information. We use it for research,
information, socializing, shopping and much more. Learners don’t do as much
research at the library as in the past, they do most of their research online. But
how many learners do you think evaluate the information they are getting from
various websites? Probably very few! Unfortunately many learners think that if
they find the information on the Web then it must be true.
Almost anyone can publish on the Web – it is easy to do. All you need is a
computer and an Internet provider. Blogging has made web publishing
available to just about anyone who can turn on a computer. So what does this
mean? Well, mostly it means that we must be very critical of what we read on the
Web. We need to evaluate websites and verify information and this is a learned
skill.
Traditionally, we depended on textbooks in our classrooms. And often teachers
relied heavily on lecturing as a teaching strategy. Learners had little chance to
develop the skills necessary to locate and evaluate information relevant to the
curriculum and their own information needs.
Textbook authors have traditionally decided for learners what information is
relevant and what is not. As well, publishers, librarians, educators and parents
have chosen books for children and youth, weeding out the inaccurate and
deciding on what was appropriate for their needs. When learners evaluated a
library book they were evaluating only whether it met their information needs,
not the content accuracy or reliability: publishers, editors and reviewers
performed that task. Rarely did learners have access to raw, unfiltered, even
contradictory information to test and strengthen information literacy skills. For
better or worse, the Web is starting to change that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nwt.literacy.ca/digital_literacy/digital_research/website_evalu_intro.pdf

Grade 6 Keyboarding Contestants

Here are the participants for the keyboarding competition on January 17, friday. Be ready participants!

keyboarding participants

 

Schedule of Summative Assessment 1 & 2 on Presentation Skills

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SWAT 6 Club

SWAT 6 CLUB

SWAT 6 members teaching Artworks members how to use Puppet Pals

Reflection Questions

SERVICE INTERACTION GUIDE QUESTIONS:

Please answer the following.

  1. What did you learn after your service interaction with the persons with disability?
  2. The service interaction is done every year, how can you help so it would be meaningful and successful?
  3. Choose one Bible verse about the Dignity of Man below and explain in not less than 5 sentences.

Bible Verses About the Dignity of Man

  1. Deuteronomy 10:17-19 – God loves the orphan, the widow, and the stranger.
  2. Proverbs 22:2 – The Lord is the maker of both rich and poor.
  3.  James 2:1-8 – Honor  the poor.
  4.  1 John 3: 1-2 – See  what love the Father has for us, that we should be called Children of God.

Grade 6 Keyboarding Test Schedule

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1st Semestral Project GRASP & Rubric

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Qualities of a Good Teacher

What is a TEACHER? What makes up a TEACHER?

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Protect against Plagiarism and Citing of Sources

Our guest speaker for our lesson was Ms. Janice Manalo, GS Librarian. She discussed what is plagiarism and the importance on citing sources to the Grade 5 students. She tackled the different types of plagiarism then introduce the acronyms- ATDW for citing of sources. ATDW stands for A- author, T- title of the webpage, D- date retrieved and W- website address (URL).

Students had a hands-on activity on citing of sources. They had to open the link to the website and look for the author, title of the webpage, date retrieved and url address.

Thank you, Ms. Manalo for being our guest speaker!

Here are some pictures of the students in action.

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