Calling all teachers: we'd like your feedback
Our Ask for Evidence lesson plan has been going down a storm but we want to make it even better. To do that, we need teachers to tell us what [...]
We’ve been working with young people to help them develop the skills they need to critically assess claims online and prevent the spread of unquestioned information.
Following the launch of AskforEvidence.org, teachers began to get in touch with us, alarmed at the many rumours and hoaxes their students were encountering online, on serious issues like drugs and alcohol, safety, food and diet, sex, and health. By working with young people and educational organisations, we’ve developed a lesson plan and resources to give 13-16 year olds the opportunity to explore if what they see, read, and hear is true, using evidence as the gold standard to evaluate claims.
It’s free to download at TES.
Please get in touch with any queries and let us know how you use it.
Phones connect us to our friends but they also connect us to a world of rumours, myths - and people trying to sell us something.
We've all seen weird fake photos, health hoaxes and made-up stories. How do you know what to believe? It is always ok to ask for evidence if you're not sure if something is true.
We've made a few short animations. Please, watch and share them!