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Month: November 2016

Evaluating Websites: Ten Short Reminders

Evaluating Websites: Ten Short Reminders

A recent opinion piece by Sam Wineberg and Sarah McGrew popped up on my twitter feed today:  “Why Students Can’t Google Their Way to the Truth.”  Most students, the authors argue, are not equipped to assess the truthfulness or trustworthiness of the sources they find online, believing that results that show up on page one of a Google search are, by default, the best results, and investing in only the most cursory evaluation of information on webpages. It’s a thorny…

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