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26. Fact-Checking Using the CRAAP Test, SIFT Method, or SMART Check

Activity Description

 
The CRAAP Test
Source: Evaluating Resources and Misinformation: the CRAAP Test (License: CC0/Public Domain)
Our students need digital skills and one of the most pressing skills is how to evaluate resources and misinformation. In this activity, students will first study the information at the UChicago Library for three tests that can be used: The SIFT Method, The CRAAP Test, and the SMART Check. Then students will practice using these tests.

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Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education, ESL: English as a Second Language, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ASE: High School Diploma, CTE: Career Technical Education

Levels

Intermediate, High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
27. Figure This: Math Problem Solving

Activity Description

Problem-Solving
Source: Figure This Challenge Index (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsors this, Take a Challenge Web site that has 80 problem-solving challenges that can be used for algebra and geometry students. The site is also available in Spanish and if you do not have Internet access at your school, look for the link at the bottom of the page to Printing the Challenges for printed copies of each challenge.

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Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation

Levels

Intermediate, High
28. Flippity: Games and Flashcards

Activity Description

Flippity
Source: Flippity homepage showing numerous activities (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

In this activity, students are given a weekly set of vocabulary words to study. Each day a different activity is introduced to help students learn the vocabulary. The week ends with a Flippity Quiz Show game and quiz.

Flippity is a powerful tool that takes the information you enter on a Google Sheet template and then quickly and easily creates numerous online games to help students with vocabulary and spelling. Games include a Jeopardy-style quiz show, Bingo, Hangman, Crossword Puzzles, Word Search, quizzes that generate a certificate when completed, Memory, and more. Imagine your English as a Second Language (ESL) students practicing vocabulary words with flashcards that speak to them. You can even insert images and videos. Activities can be shared to your Google Classroom, Website, Moodle course, or accessed on the Flippity Website.

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Program Areas

ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ABE: Adult Basic Education, ESL: English as a Second Language, ASE: High School Diploma, CTE: Career Technical Education, AwD: Adults with Disabilities

Levels

All Levels, All Levels
29. Free Books - Unlimited Library - (Mobile App)

Activity Description

Free Books
Source: My Books-Unlimited Library App (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

In this activity, students use a free iPad app to read a book they or their teacher select. Students read assigned chapters and highlight new vocabulary and important information. During a class discussion, students are able to refer to their highlighted notes. Students are then asked to look up new vocabulary words and write a short synopsis of the chapter.

The Free Books – Unlimited Library – The Ultimate Ebooks And Audiobooks Library In Your Pocket app by Digital Press Publishing provides notes, highlights, bookmarks, and dictionary support. The upgraded version ($$) includes audiobooks; however, the student is not able to see the printed text while listening to the audio.

 

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Program Areas

ASE: High School Diploma, ABE: Adult Basic Education, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation

Levels

Intermediate, High
30. FutureMe: Goal Setting and Documentation

Activity Description

FutureMe Screenshot
Source: FutureMe by Unknown (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 
In this activity, students set goals for themselves for a particular point in time in the future (end of a school session, in a month, six months, a year, etc.) and write letters to their future selves (and/or to others) about their goals. The letters are posted on the site, which e-mails the letters to recipients on the future date chosen. This works well as an introduction at the beginning of the school term.
 

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Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language, ABE: Adult Basic Education, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ASE: High School Diploma

Levels

Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced, Low, Intermediate, High
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.