Monday, December 14, 2009

Santa Challenge

If you are looking for a quick challenge to involve middle schoolers or high schoolers in a keyword search with browsing and evaluation, have them identify:

1. The name of the airline that did this
2. Whether this information is accurate (is it real or photoshopped?)

Don't necessarily take the url as the answer (I chose this location of the photo on purpose).

This activity will likely lead to a Web 2.0 search (blogs), where clues can be found. You will find that people disagree about the credibility of the photo; whether the information is trustworthy is debatable. I'd have the students discuss why or why not they think the photo is real or fake. What do they use as the basis for their decision?

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