AudioLiterate Barrow Media Center | Expect the Miraculous 11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation In this day and age, where anyone with access to the internet can create a website, it is critical that we as educators teach our students how to evaluate web content. There are some great resources available for educating students on this matter, such as Kathy Schrock’s Five W’s of Website Evaluation or the University of Southern Maine’s Checklist for Evaluating Websites. Along with checklists and articles, you will also find wonderfully funny hoax websites, aimed at testing readers on their ability to evaluate websites. These hoax sites are a great way to bring humor and hands-on evaluation into your classroom, and test your students’ web resource evaluation IQ! Check out these 11 example hoax sites for use in your own classrooms: Of all of these, my favorite is always the Dihydrogen Monoxide website, which aims to ban dihydrogen monoxide and talks in detail about its dangers. Happy hoax-hunting! Like this: Like Loading...
LibriVox Voices From The Inglenook « What's happening each week @ The Cold Spring School Library Shelver! | Mrs Lodge's Library TPT Bonus Sale! TPT is throwing a bonus sale for back to school tomorrow! Everything in my store is on sale! read more » TPT Sale! 168 Places For Free Audio Books Online Introduction This is a listing of 224 sites that legally offer free audio books, either for online listening or for download. A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages: This listing does not include the free online courses, audio and video, that are now listed in the Free Courses Online (Audio & Video) page here at Gizmo's Freeware. Also, the video listings under Free Cooking, Food & Wine Audiobooks and Free Health, Fitness & Medicine Audiobooks are not included here. The Old Time Radio shows listed in some of the genres are also not listed here and the Free Motion Comics Online are not listed here either. All of the listings here are, to the best of my knowledge, offering legal content. If you know of any other sites offering free and legal audio books, then please post them in the comments below. Most entries at those sites that offer only online listening or viewing can be downloaded with VideoCacheView. Alphabetical Listing
AASL Hotlinks Hotlinks is a monthly e-mail newsletter of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Hotlinks is primarily composed of brief summaries with links to more in-depth content, and includes previews of upcoming association activities and continuing education programs, news from AASL, valuable Web resources, highlights of new products and services, and summaries of new articles from AASL's print and online journals and more. This newsletter is sent to AASL members with valid e-mail addresses on file in the ALA member database (currently over 75% of our members). Additional "pass along" distribution occurs through our members, who are encouraged to share each issue with colleagues and administrators in their school and district, and AASL's state and regional affiliate organizations, which can redistribute the newsletter to their own members. Current issue of AASL Hotlinks - March 2015 Archives Read past issues of AASL Hotlinks.
Felt Board - Mother Goose on the Loose Based on the award-winning early literacy program by Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Mother Goose on the Loose, and developed by the creators of the original Felt Board app, Felt Board – Mother Goose on the Loose can be used by parents and children at home, in early childhood programs, and by librarians as a supplement to the Mother Goose on the Loose parent-toddler program. Help Little Bo Peep find her lost sheep and dance them around the screen together in time to the music. Guide Jack and Jill up and down the hill and march with Grand Old Duke of York. Sound effect buttons like rhythm sticks, rattles and a rain stick are included for young children to interact with songs and rhymes as they are played. Songs and rhymes include: Old Mother Goose, Goosey Goosey Gander, Jack and Jill, Jack Be Nimble, 2 Little Monkeys, 5 Fat Sausages, Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Little Miss Muffet, Hickory Dickory Dock, Eency Weency Spider, Row Row Row Your Boat, and more. Testimonials