today in science class, is to go to the computer room and just look at three Web sites, but not with any information about how to be critical with regard to those Web sites. So, one of our goals is really to help students develop an inquiry process that includes thoughtful ways to look at two different pieces of evidence and try to understand whether they fit together as well as good skills in trying to determine who posted this information, and under what circumstances should I actually believe it.
So, it seems to me that the Internet is a great opportunity for developing critical thinking.
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