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Critical Thinking About the Web


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It continues to surprise me at how many well-educated people with good computer skills have a terrible time finding anything on the Web or interpreting what they find. A lot of this, of course, is the confusing nature of the Web, but a lot of it is that people just don't have the skills. I came across an excellent site for people trying to teach students to think more critically about what they find on the Web. Have a look at The ICYouSee Guide to Critical Thinking About What You See on the Web

The site links back to several other useful pages related to how to make use of the Web.

Mark Warschauer

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