There a few processes students love learning more about than deconstructing the reliability of online content. It is the perfect example of something that is enhanced through collaborative learning, and it is inherently stimulating for kids. This is not to mention the inarguable necessity of it as a literacy skill.
As a class, we have discovered that the thinking skills required to discern ‘not truth’ from ‘more truthful’ entails both science and art. Perhaps an appropriate analogy is to compare it to a detective solving a crime: there is protocol to follow and converge upon, but some crimes require you to diverge from normal strategies and delve into unknown terrain.
With that in mind, here is our current list: