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A lesson from Clarence

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I own Clarence Fisher another one. While surfing my PLN this morning I came across Clarence’s Verifying Information Online posting where he links to a document he used with his students to help them learn how to verify information. It’s perfect timing for me as I’m starting a lesson on searching this week with my 6th grade students. One thing I wanted to make sure I did was give credit where credit is do. So I simply added this at the bottom of the page:

Using with permission from Clarence Fisher. Downloaded Nov. 8, 2006 from: http://remoteaccess.typepad.com/remote_access/2006/11/verifying_infor.html

I remember a time when teachers use to cut off the bottom of a page that showed where we (yes, I’m guilty as charged) copied, or took the information from. Now I make sure that I add this information to everything I do. (Guess I’m growing up)

Searching for signs of clams...What really has me thinking, is as I write this my students are completing the assignment. At our school students take this technology class for a semester, were we can teach these skills. But if you are in a school that does not have technology as a core class, who teachers these skills?

(This picture is of people searching for clams. An activity that I truly miss taking part in when I lived in Aberdeen, WA)

[tags]21st Century Learning, Searching, Researching[/tags]

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I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.

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