Information Literacy

For teachers:

This website might be useful to teachers on the Isle of Wight or those planning a visit.

It is not always reliable and that is deliberate. Some of its contents are accurate and some not. It is intended to be used as part of a unit of work on information literacy verifying its information by reference to other websites. Of course it is also important to determine whether incorrect content has simply been copied from another inaccurate website giving the impression of validity because it appears in more than one place.

The pages might be the basis of a class discussion on plausibility, a resource to answer specific questions or simply a competition to see who can identify the most untruths and, better still, correct them.

Thanks to the members of The Isle of Wight Heritage Group on Facebook who contributed ideas for this website.