Review on blog: How Savvy are Your Students?: 7 Fake Websites to Really Test Their Evaluation Skills

It is more than a matter of perspective!

How Savvy are your students? was posted 10 January 2017 by Michele Kirschenbaum.

First, you get a good laugh when reading what these fake websites offer.

Second, you introduce the websites to your students enrolled in your academic research class.

Third, you will hear serious discussions take place about the validity of the bogus claims!

Fourth, you will absolutely spend more time on research, source validation, keeping a research log and Fake news and the spread of misinformation.

Fifth, even when you spend a unit of study on the fake websites; why they are fake; how to spot their “fakeness”  – one student will NOT  be convinced and initiate a long, after class discussion with you!

Here is another interesting article on this phenomena:

“With Facebook, Blogs, and Fake News, Teens Reject Journalistic ‘Objectivity’”
Marchi, Regina. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 2012. doi: 10.1177/0196859912458700.

 

Author: drcowinj

As an Assistant Professor & Practicum Coordinator for TESOL and Bilingual Programs at Touro College, Graduate School of Education my focus is on the Responsibility to Touro Students (Teaching), Responsibility to the Discipline (Scholarship), and Responsibility to Touro College and Community (Service). As the Practicum Coordinator, my Teacher Professional Practice identifies those aspects of a teacher’s responsibilities that have been documented through empirical studies and theoretical research as promoting improved student learning. In the framework, the complex activity of teaching is divided into the seven New York State Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Standards for teacher evaluation that are clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility (as framed in the Teachscape Danielson Rubric approved by New York State). I strive to inspire students to be creative and to model the love of lifelong learning by inculcating the habits and attitudes that create agile mindsets. 21st-century education extends well beyond the classroom and incorporates online learning technologies for L2 language acquisition and current global trends in teaching English as a Second Language. I participate fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair Elect for the New York State, NYSTESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications (articles in Education Update), presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to me are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; Current Global Trends in TESOL; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English; E-learning & Micro-Methodology in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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