Got more great ideas like these? Please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
This is a worksheet we use in our required first year experience courses to evaluate sources. A source is presented on the projector screen and evaluated by the class. Then, students are split into teams and evaluate a second source.
As a hook to a class lesson about evaluating sources and introducing the CRAAP tool, I begin with a scenario. For example, I begin with a clicker question with text such as "John Smith from the University of X wrote an article entitled "..." in 2010. You are researching (insert topic), do you use this resource?" highly unlikely, unlikely, neutral, likely, or highly likely. I have students vote, we view results, and they share with a partner and revote. This is a great segway into a lecture on evaluating resources and the CRAAP tool. Often, they mention several components of CRAAP which we can discuss.
This game lets students decide if a news story is real or fake. There are three basic steps: