Lesson plan; evaluating online information

Teaching how to fight fake news

This is a topic I have covered several times, you might want to check out here; Who can we trust? Teaching students how to detect fake news, and fake news travels faster study finds.

I just read the article “Fake News! Evaluating Online Information” on Control Alt Achieve, and would like to share some new examples here. Feel free to visit the website by Eric Curts too.

Lesson plan

Try all the ways to search and check sources below and write a short commentary about the user experience and if you would recommend using this when writing an assignment.

Reverse Image Search Google Images
  • Do a reverse image search by uploading a picture to Google’s Image Search at images.google.com and find out more information about the picture.
  • Tineye
    • Perform a reverse image search on any picture at tineye.com
    • Then sort the results by various criteria.
    • And compare the results to your original image to see what has been changed.




Google “Fact Check Tools”







Google “About This Result”
  • Tap the three dots on any search result, click the “more about this page” link to:
  • Learn about the source to get a sense of how they describe themselves, in their own words
  • Learn what others on the web have said about a site, to get a second look
  • Learn additional context about the topic, like top news coverage, to see what a range of sources have to say.

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