A response to the Holy CRAAP! Activity
created by Ana Maria Peric (@anamaria.peric)

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I have attached my CRAAP response and screenshot from the padlet. I enjoyed learning about how to critically analyze the resources I am planning to use, and will be implementing this going forward in my teachings.



Resource Title:
Cancer Discovery Activities

Resource URL:

Currency: The timeliness of the information:

When was the resource published or posted?
Has the resource been revised or updated?
Does your topic require current information?
Are the links functional?
The resoure was published on January 2018, and does not appear to have been revised since then. The information for the activity was derived from a lecture done in 2013, therefore I feel that the information might be a bit dated. All links and video content is functional.

Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs

Does the resource relate to your needs?
Who is the intended audience?
Is the information in the resource at an appropriate level for your learners?
The resource does relate to my needs, as it is intended to increase engagement for students, and to test their knowledge in a more interactive way. The intended audience is my students, and I do feel the information is mostly appropriate.

Authority: The source of the information

Who is the creator?
What are their credentials or organizational affiliations?
Are they qualified to write on this topic?
The creator of this activity is HHMI biointeractive, which is an organization providing materials and tools for educators to use to enhance their teaching. The team behind the organization consists of scientific researchers, professionals in communication and professional development, and teaching. I believe they are qualified to create resources for educators, based on scientific papers, and researcher information.

Accuracy: The reliability and truthfulness of the information

Is the information supported by evidence?
Has the resource been reviewed or refereed?
Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors?
The information for this activity comes from a lecture given by researcher Dr. Charles L. Sawyers, whom I believe is qualified to give this lecture, as he is a chair of an oncology and pathogensis program Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
I could not find any evidence to suggest that the resource has been reviewed, and could not find any spelling or grammatical errors.

Purpose: The reason the information exists

Why does this resource exist? (to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?)
Is the information fact, opinion, or propaganda?
Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?
This resource is intended for educators to help enhance teachings, and give ideas for more interactive ways of delivering material. It is also intended to help assess students knowledge of the topic.
I do not see any evidence of biases in this resource.

Notes: Are there additional questions or observations you have about this material that affect your decision to use it? (i.e. this is an opinion piece that I will use to demonstrate one side of an argument).

Final Recommendation: Will you use this resource? Why or why not?
I will not use the resource as the information is 10 years old at this point, however I will use it the activity structure with some more up to date information.

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