Planning, sourcing and searching

In this short film for teachers Rhys ap William talks about using digital tools to help students plan for a research project.

Teacher notes

Storyboards and mind-mapping tools can be very helpful for project planning.

It is also imperative that when students are researching a project that they examine the sources of that research. While it is very easy to find information online it isn't always reliable as a lot of 'fake news' can be found on the internet.

Students need to learn how to search accurately and look out for sites that may show bias and be aware of 'echo chambers' based on their search criteria.

Learners should be encouraged to cross-check the information they have found with reputable and relevant sites and learn to question online sources.

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