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The link above is what training that this assignment is about. SIFT is about a 3 hour easy training course on how to find reliable sources, and how to fact check. The attached document are the requirements for this, including rubric and writing style. Part 1, 2, 3 and 4 all need to be completed. Thank you very much for the help!

SIFT Model Assignment
Please submit on the Moodle course page
At this point in the semester, we have covered several different forms of mass media. In
Chapter Nine, we discussed its newest member – the Internet. The Internet can be
awesome, but it can also be a place full of misleading information. This assignment is
going to help you understand actions you can take when you encounter claims and
sources on the web. That way you can feel empowered when you come across different
sources and increase your media literacy. Yay!
The SIFT model was created by Professor Michael Caulfield at Washington State
University Vancouver. His model has been used by nonprofits, university libraries, and
schools all over the country to help teach people how to evaluate information.
For the SIFT model assignment, here is what you’ll need to do:
1. Go to the Day 11-13 Moodle modules and complete the SIFT model trainings #15. Each one is about 20-30 minutes each. You’ll have a few days to complete
these – which is plenty of time….unless you wait until the very end to begin. So
please plan appropriately and schedule when you’ll complete each one. I
recommend you complete trainings #1-3 on Monday 6/27, and then you complete
trainings #4-5 on Tuesday 6/28, and the complete this assignment on Wed. 6/29.
2. Once you’ve completed the trainings, you’ll write a reflection paper that’ll assess
your understanding of the SIFT model and key techniques discussed in the
trainings. Please see the worksheet below. This is what you’ll complete and turn
into me.
SIFT Model Assignment Worksheet
Simply copy and paste what is below onto a Word document of your own. You can keep
the bolded headers, delete what I wrote under them, and then fill each part out with your
own writing.
Part I. Explain the SIFT model (50 points)
Make sure to identify and explain all of the parts.
Part II. Fact Checking Techniques (15 points)
Explain (in detail) what the “investigate the source” and the “just add Wikipedia”
techniques are (hint, look at lesson two for this information).
Part III. Reverse Image Source (35 points)
It’s not just text that can be misleading – photos can be too! A. Explain how to conduct a
“reverse image source” (hint, this is in lesson four). B. Then conduct one yourself.
Identify and show what image you conducted the reverse image search on (this can be
one you find on Google, social media, or one you saw once and have always thought
about). Was it a credible image or not? Explain what happened and what your results
were.
Part IV. Reflection (100 points)
Write a 2-3 page reflection paper on what you have learned by doing the SIFT model
trainings following the format below.
I.
Introduction
a. Introduce the reflection, the SIFT model, and what you’ll discuss in
the paper.
II.
What are 3 – 5 key takeaways from the trainings that you learned?
a. You can discuss your overall impressions and/or things you’ve learned
such as adding Wikipedia, investigating a source, using Google
Scholar, Google News, something the surprised you (what about
Professor Caulfield’s respect for Wikipedia – did it contradict other
things you’ve heard about Wikipedia?), bias v/s agenda, the concept of
click restraint, how did you do on the Fakeout exercise, etc. This will
be the bulk of the paper. If you’re under the 2-3 page requirement, this
is where you can answer more questions to get more length to your
reflection.
III.
Do you think you will use these investigative skills in the future? Why or
why not?
IV.
Conclusion
a. Wrap up the paper
Grading will be based on your completion of all of the parts of the worksheet. Your
submission should explicitly reference items and terms from the trainings, be free of
grammatical errors, submitted as a Word document, and should provide developed (indepth) responses. Please make sure your submission is written in 12 point, Times New
Roman font, double spaced. Also, if you cite anything, don’t forget in-text citations and a
works cited. Thank you!
If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out! Below is as a copy
of the evaluation form I’ll use to grade your work.
Evaluation
Part I. Explain the SIFT model
Make sure to identify and explain all of the parts.
_______________/50
Part II. Fact Checking Techniques
_______________/15
Explain the “investigate the source” and the “just add Wikipedia” techniques.
Part III. Reverse Image Source
A. Explain how to conduct a “reverse image source.”
_______________/35
B. Identify what image you conducted the reverse image search on. Was it a credible
image or not? Explain what happened and what your results were.
Part IV. Reflection (100 points)
2-3 pages
Includes an introduction
Includes 3-5 takeaways from the trainings
Identifies if you’ll use the skills and explains why or why not
Answers are in depth and use terms from the trainings
Writing is free from grammatical errors
Submitted as a Word document
___________/10
___________/10
___________/40
___________/10
___________/15
___________/10
____________/5

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