This conversation is a blog post in itself. Eric shared a tool I hadn’t seen before. InstaGrok. InstaGrok is a way to conduct informal online research as a starting point for more in-depth learning. What a thought provoking way to introduce a concept for students. It create a concept map with connected websites, videos, and images, all related to the topic you are searching for.
There are options to journal within the program and also to create a quiz. I think this would be a great starting place to jumpstart conversations within your classroom on a n concept you’re introducing to your students. It would also be an excellent opportunity to discuss the need to verify and ascertain informations’ credibility that can be found online.
Modeling finding and verifying accurate and credible resources is a skill that students of all ages need, and by using a fun, engaging tool, you can have that conversation without sounding “anti- internet”.