INFOhio Central
Information, Media and Technological Literacy, Communication, Arts and Communication, English Language Arts, Writing, Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Material Type:
Lesson, Module
High School
9, 10, 11, 12
  • Evaluating Information
  • Evaluating Websites
  • Information Literacy
  • Inquiry
  • Inquiry Skills
  • Research
  • Research Skills
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Text/HTML, Video

    Practice Selecting the Best Information

    Practice Selecting the Best Information


    Students will practice selecting information to support a research topic or answer research questions.


    When you're selecting resources for research or to solve a problem, selecting the best information is important. Now that you have learned about scholarly vs. popular resources, let's look into additional factors to examine in your resources. Then practice navigating specialized databases and using tech tools to save your sources so that you can return to them easily throughout the research process.

    Practice How to Recognize Online Manipulation Tactics

    In the game, Bad News, you take on the role of fake newsmonger. Drop all pretense of ethics and choose a path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate. But keep an eye on your ‘followers’ and ‘credibility’ meters.

    gameYour task is to get as many followers as you can while slowly building up fake credibility as a news site. But watch out: you lose if you tell obvious lies or disappoint your supporters!



    Practice Using Google Scholar

    This tutorial from The David L.Rice Library at the University of Southern Indiana discusses the benefits of using Google Scholar. 

    videoWatch the tutorial How to Use Google Scholar and learn how Google Scholar differs from a regular Google search. 

    How to Use Google Scholar