First here is the link to the archive of the Elluminate session. It lasted a little over and hour and well worth the time to go back and really listen to what Howard has to say.
Next is the wiki that Howard has created to collect resources related to critical thinking and internet literacies. There is all ready tons of stuff there but Howard encourages us to add more.
Howard had a great slidedeck of screenshots of different websites used in teaching critical thinking with the information we find on the internet. Here are the links to all the sites in the deck.
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I also encourage everyone to check out Howard's article and video on what Hemingway called "crap detection." These are great resources to use when teaching older kids how to really evaluated what information they are coming across when doing research online.
Crap Detection 101
Crap Detection Video
The Microsoft search engine, Bing, has teamed up with Howard to create a curriculum that you can use with kids to help teach evaluation of information. It is a great eBook and best of all it is free!
Thanks to Howard and Betsy at Bing for joining us in our Special Conversation!
How do you teach kids to think critically? What resources do you use? How can we get kids to really evaluate the information they come across on the web. Leave your ideas in the comments below!