Lesson 5.1 Activity

Search Tips:

  • Verify the credibility of information you find on the web.
  • To check your findings, just do one more search.
Credibility--can you trust the information you find online? How can you find out whether information is accurate and true? There are a few ways to check credibility.

1. Take a moment to read Robert Strohmeyer\s post at PCWorld about how he used Advanced Search to verify this quote: "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy".

Here are some other interesting online resources that examine the authenticity of quotes:

2. Have you ever had a search result, where you doubted its truth? What did you see that made you doubt it? Reflect on this before proceeding to the next lesson.  How do YOU determine if something is fake or not?  If you have a thought, share it to the Forum (5.1 Activity).  We're interested in what makes you think something is believable... or not.