SHEG's New Project: Civic Online Reasoning
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How do students evaluate information online? Over the past two years, we've piloted assessments of civic online reasoning, the ability to judge the credibility of information on the Internet, with over 7,800 students. At each level – middle school, high school, and college – the picture that emerged of young people’s ability to reason about online information can be summed up in one word: bleak.

Our executive summary provides an overview of our civic online reasoning work to date and includes three sample assessments.

In an op-ed, Sam Wineburg and Sarah McGrew explain "Why Students Can't Google Their Way to the Truth." Wineburg and McGrew lay out how students fail to critically evaluate information online and what this means for educators.

Here are some highlights from recent media coverage of our project:

We'll release more civic online reasoning assessments by the end of the school year, and we've begun to develop corresponding lessons. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Don't worry. We'll continue to develop Reading Like a Historian lessons and Beyond the Bubble assessments. Check out our two newest lessons:
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