Professor Garfield Teaches Students to Recognize Facts and Opinions
Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion is a free iPad app designed to help students learn to recognize the difference between facts and opinions. The app features a comic book story in which students will read examples of facts and opinions accompanied by explanations of what makes them facts or opinions. After reading the comic students play a series of games in which they practice recognizing the fact that is mixed-in with opinion statements.
Determining fact from opinion is the first step that I review with students before they embark on a research project. The sooner students learn to recognize the difference between fact and opinion, the better. Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion could be a great app to help elementary school and middle school students learn to differentiate facts from opinions.