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I very rarely listen to poscasts, and I did have to re-listen to this one before I felt I could join in on the discussion.Anything that makes us reflect on our own practice is surely a good thing, and I feel there were lots of interesting points to take away from this podcast. I liked the lesson that Mike described using post it notes with 3/4 quick examples and one more lenthy/deep one, and the discussion with students on the social context and how this could be damaging.
I was very interested in the techniques outlined in the podcast and have been looking at Mike's ebook, "Web literacy for student fact checkers" (https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/front-matter/web-strategies-for-student-fact-checkers/) as a follow-up. It has lots of interesting examples and exercised to try out.
I did think the comment about quoting a bad weather forecast hitting your town without checking facts was ironic. As this podcast was 7 months ago, obviously not everyone brushed up their skills in this area!
7. Did you find this podcast interesting? What was your main takeaway?
6. What are your thoughts on Wikipedia and have they changed over the last few years?
5. “Taking Barings” How do we help our students get out of the woods? Mike talks about the initial work being done properly will save time in the long run. Students want information fast and without having to think about it. Is this something we could/should be teaching?
4. Do you agree that most students find the right answer in 30 seconds? What can we do to stop them at this point to then start reading for information?
3. Mike talks about evaluating sources in 4 steps. Do you think it is possible to teach younger students to do this?
2. The word ‘Heuristics’ was used a few times. Do you understand what this means? Had you heard this term before?
1. Do you use the CRAAP test and what do you think of Mike's reasons for not using it?