NFEW: Why Students Can’t Google Their Way to the Truth

Why Students Can’t Google Their Way to the Truth – Fact-checkers and students approach websites differently by Sam Wineburg and Sarah McGrew Did Donald Trump support the Iraq War? Hillary Clinton says yes. He says no. Who’s right? In search of answers, many of us ask our kids to “Google” something. These so-called digital natives, who’ve never known a world without screens, are the household’s resident fact-checkers. If anyone can find the truth, we assume, they can. Don’t be so sure. True, many of our kids can flit between Facebook and Twitter while uploading a selfie to Instagram and texting Read More …