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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Classtools Offers a Handy Source Analysis Tool for Students

Classtools.net offers dozens of neat tools for students and teachers. Over the years I have featured many of those tools in blog posts and videos. One Classtools tool that I haven't previously featured is the Source Analyser.

The Classtools Source Analyser provides students with a simple template that can help them analyze the resources that they want to use in research papers and presentations. The template asks students to answer five basic questions about the reliability and utility of a source. Three hint buttons in the template can give students further guidance in analyzing a source.

The Classtools Source Analyser can be used on Classtools.net where students can download and print their completed templates. Teachers can embed the Classtools Source Analyser into their blogs or websites as I have done below.