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The New Literacies of Online Research and Comprehension: Assessing and Preparing Students for the 21st Century With Common Core State Standards

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The New Literacies of Online Research and Comprehension: Assessing and Preparing Students for the 21st Century With Common Core State Standards was definitely a mouthful of a title but the article was extremely educational to say the least. This piece discussed the ways of being able to teach students the ways of online research and comprehension. I was really interested in how the first paragraph discussed how new literacies becomes new and different every single day. I never really knew that so I did my own research and saw how the literacy really does change every single day.  As I read on, I really thought the ORCA Project is such a good starting point for teachers to see how well their students comprehend their own research. The ORCA Project stands for Online Research and Comprehension Assessment and they use two tests to see how well students can evaluate and analyze their online research sources. This project conducted this assessment back in 2012, so now I am curious if students have had more success in searching in 2015 from this assessment. Overall though, this article was chalk full of information but did give me a better sense of how students are learning and researching the Internet properly in ways to better their studies and even, their life.