Part II: Internet Literacy and Credibility

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Betsynote: Welcome to Part II of the interview with Andrew Flanagin and Miriam Metzger, two professors at the University of California Santa Barbara, who have just completed a first-of-its-kind study researching how adults and children are using online information. The prior section talked about who they studied, online behavior patterns as children aged, and the effects of the digital divide on the research. Part II focuses on how confident kids…

Part I: Internet Literacy and Credibility – How Adult and Children are Using Online Information

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Betsynote: Thanks to introductions by other educators, I was able to connect with Andrew Flanagin and Miriam Metzger, two professors at the University of California Santa Barbara, who have been doing research around Internet literacy and credibility for more than a decade now. They are just wrapping up a study supported by the MacArthur Foundation about how adults and children are using online information. They’ll be publishing their findings soon…

Adora Svitak on Critical Thinking and 21st Century Detectives

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Betsynote: The Bing team first met 12-year old Adora Svitak virtually when she presented her amazing talk at TED earlier this year as one of the world’s youngest teachers. Since then, we’ve been impressed with both her sharp observations and relentless interest in the state of kids today, and in helping all kids gain the critical thinking skills to navigate the Internet safely. Here we asked her to give her…