This week the Earl Haig Library welcomes grade 10 History classes for a two day workshop on website evaluation.
As more students gain access to information on the Internet and more content is added, it is important to know how to evaluate and think critically about the information to determine if the it is reliable.
Evaluating sources is an important skill. It’s been called an art as well as work—much of which is detective work. You have to decide where to look, what clues to search for, and what to accept. You may be overwhelmed with too much information or too little. The temptation is to accept whatever you find. But don’t be tempted. Learning how to evaluate effectively is a skill you need both for your course papers and for your life. (Purdue Online Writing Lab)