Critical Consumption

How to Review and Evaluate Information You Find Online
"Every journalist needs a foolproof internal crap detector," Ernest Hemingway 

Learn How to Search (or Search to Learn)
  • The answer to any question can be Googled, if you are aware of how to word your query, but it is up to you to separate the valid information from the misinformation, disinformation, spam, propaganda, and noise 
Evaluate the information you find online 
Think like a detective when evaluating information online 

source: rheingold, 2012

Credible Resources for Researching 
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Organize What You Find
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Learning how to critically consume information and search online is an essential aspect of your digital knowledge and expansion. Below are some links that contain essential information to help you search and analyze information online!
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