Today we are preparing you for the final assignment in Unit 1 — Truth-o-meter — by looking over the materials, talking about ways of assessing fact-checking, and practicing assessment by using a rubric to provide feedback to our helpful volunteers.Continue reading “Unit 1 final project: Truth-o-meter”
Some WordPress time
Some common issues after spending time reading your sites:
- Organization of the site: static v latest posts, menus that work, etc.
- About Me: should be a page with image, links, formats.
- Titles: Should have the Factcheck number right in the title (i.e. “Factcheck #1: Did Bernie Sanders Say White Don’t Understand Poverty?”)
- Posts should not have pasted URLs (i.e. http://wrt.futureofwriting.com) but should include embedded links to content.
Continue reading “Move 3: Reading laterally (Day 1)”
Lateral readers don’t spend time on the page or site until they’ve first gotten their bearings by looking at what other sites and resources say about the source at which they are looking.—Mike Caulfield, Chapter 16
Factcheck #1 on WordPress
Before we jump into an activity that will help you plan your next post, lets see what you were able to post for FC#1 [spreadsheet]. As we look at some of these, we should ask:
- Does the post explicitly identify a specific claim or fact from a specific source? Is it linked? Is its context described?
- Is Move 1 visible? That is, does the post detail information that came from both a fact-checking site (Politifact, Snopes, etc.) & Wikipedia?
Front Matter: Before we get into Move 2, let’s check in about Move 1. On Tuesday we looked at several political memes and you practiced Move 1 on them. Then, for homework, you were asked to apply Move 1 in a more formal draft in Google Docs. You will translate this into a WordPress post today.
- Is your Move 1 draft in your WRT folder? Is it titled something that makes sense (i.e. “Factcheck #1 draft”)
- What meme did you choose to examine?
- What strategies that Caulfield suggests for Move 1 worked well? Which were more complicated or challenging?