Click Restraint for Distance Learners

With distance learning, students will be online even more. Research shows students often aren’t careful enough when searching online. Here’s one idea for how to teach the crucial skill of click restraint using our free curriculum, delivered via Google Docs. 

What’s click restraint? 

Fact checkers, unlike most of us, resist the urge to immediately click on the first or second search result. Instead, they pause to scan the page, thus making better choices about where to click first. This video for teachers explains. 

Teaching click restraint

First, assign students our Researching a Claim task. Once students submit their answers, direct them to watch this video, which we created with Crash Course. Have students revise their answers based on what they learned about click restraint from the video. 

Next, give students a different version of the Researching a Claim task (titled “Leader’s Views”). Alternatively (or additionally), have students complete the student materials file of our click restraint lesson.

Review student responses to determine what additional instruction would support their learning. If needed, we have more click restraint materials to help.