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Online Reasoning

What is online reasoning?

This video by the Stanford History Education Group introduces our Civic Online Reasoning curriculum and the research that supports it. Ms. Scannell implements online reasoning lessons with students at all levels of the middle school.

Lateral Reading is the process of reading across multiple tabs of information to verify the quality of a source in question. While lateral reading, we ask ourselves these three questions:

Who's behind the information?

Look for the authority or expertise of the author(s) or organization. For what motivation or purpose was this information created?

What's the evidence?

What do other sources say?

Confirm information across trusted sources.

Other helpful online reasoning tools:

Tutorial: Reverse Image Search
From the News Literacy Project

Tutorial: Lateral Reading
From the News Literacy Project