skeptical investigation

Full Circle Kit, Winter 2018 - Investigative Searching: Feature, ActionZone, Curriculum Connections and Assessment. This is the second in a three-part series on Investigative Searching, focused on Fact Checking. How do you know if the facts are accurate? Sample searches to determine accuracy. Ways to assess students' abilities to fact check.

Improve Your Search Skills

Finding the right information can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Except today
the haystack is the size of the Internet and not all of it can be trusted.

Digital Information Fluency

Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use information retrieved online effectively, efficiently and ethically. DIF involves Internet and database search skills that start with understanding how digital information is different from print information, knowing how to use specialized tools for finding digital information and strengthening the dispositions needed in the digital information environment. Read about Model and Standards...


Teachers and Librarians

Teachers, librarians and trainers improve their skills and, in turn, equip learners of all ages to achieve 21st Century research proficiencies. To make the most of the instructional resources on this site, see How To Use This Site.



Whether you are a student, already have a career or just spend time online, you need credible information. The alternative is misinformation, and that can be costly. You already have your own search strategies, but are they the most effective and efficient? Try this challenge

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