EVALUATING “Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgment” – Carl Sagan What does evaluating information mean? • Comprehension • Reliability/Author Authority • Analyzing Bias • Identifying and Analyzing Assumptions • Identifying Questions Raised by Informaiton The CRAAP Test • Currency • Relevance • Authority • Accuracy • Purpose Editorial Cartoons • • • • What is the subject of the cartoon? What is the claim? Who is the audience? What alternate viewpoints does the cartoon ignore? Teaching Ideas • Describe an idea you heard or thought about today that you want to use to teach your students how to evaluate information. • When and where do you plan to try out this idea?