The New York Times today has an article on a quick way to evaluate information: Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole
The emphasis here is on quick. "Internet users need to learn that our attention is a scarce commodity that is to be spent wisely" says Mike Caulfield in the article. He developed an open resource called SIFT which educators across the country have incorporated into their courses. The goal of this technique is to weed out untrustworthy sources, in a matter of seconds, and just as easily identify trustworthy ones.
Anyone interested in discussing how to incorporate information literacy instruction in the classroom is welcome to contact Library Instruction Coordinator Paul Bond