Understanding reliability: part two
WALT: understand what reliability is
This lesson follows on from the previous episode. After being introduced to the topic of reliability, watching a video and discussing key ideas, students are now using this to determine whether a site is reliable or not. The purpose of this lesson is to get students to see what makes a site reliable.
My students really enjoyed this task.
WALT and SC: students were usually able to identify whether a site was reliable or not. It was interesting to see that students thought a site looked 'official' if it was a colourful. tidy site. This was a great talking point, as we discussed that some sites may look like they are reliable, however site creators can use photoshop and use pretend links to trick their viewers. Students were able to explain why they thought a site was or was not reliable.
After noticing that some websites tricked students into thinking that a site was reliable, our next lesson will involve students creating their own 'fake website'. Students will be writing unreliable facts, however the challenge will be to make the site appear reliable to others.