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10 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation

10 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... Related:  English year 7-9

Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Student Objectives Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Extensions Student Assessment/Reflections Students will Use research-based comprehension strategies to read and evaluate websitesPractice analysis by comparing hoax and real websites and identifying false or misleading informationApply what they have learned about hoaxes by creating an outline of their own hoax website and evaluating the outlines of their peers back to top Session 1 Session 2 Project Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus onto a screen. Session 3 Session 4 For more practice with identifying credible websites, have your students take the tutorial at Vaughan Memorial Library: Credible Sources Count! Have students evaluate how well they are now able to read websites using the new comprehension strategies on the What I Learned self-evaluation sheet.Collect both sets of student Is This a Hoax?

10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried A few days back, we looked at five great ways to incorporate word cloud generators into your classroom. There are obviously many more uses out there for them – but that is a discussion for another post. We’ve mentioned most of these before – in a post from way back when – so I won’t go into too much detail about each individual one, but we’ve added a few notable ones to the list. (Of note, the list is in no particular order). The vast majority of them work the same: plug your text into the box, select a few options, and you’ve got yourself a word cloud. If you do a quick search for word cloud, you’ll see so many different types. Do you have a favorite word cloud generator from the list below? Wordle Jason Davies’ Word Cloud Generator WordSift WordItOut Tagul TagCrowd Yippy WordMosaic AbcYa Tagxedo VocabGrabber

The Power of Google By Delano Taylor|source: Feb 22nd, 2012 Google.com is pretty self explanatory. Right? If you said yes, there’s a good chance you’re not using Google to its full potential. Recently, I found that there’s this complete underground world of mind-blowing search tools for Google, never before mentioned to me. The infographic says that three out of every four students couldn’t perform a “well-executed search”. With midterm papers beginning to breath down my back, this information will be quite beneficial. 11k Homework Center: Finding Information on the Internet: Evaluating Web Information Evaluating Web Information by Pearson Education Development Group There is a wide variety of information available on the Web, making it one of the most powerful tools for doing research. But unlike most other traditional forms of information, no one is required to check Web information before it is posted and made public. As a result, the quality of information on the Web ranges from very high to very poor. It's up to you evaluate, or judge the value of, the information you find on the Web to make sure if it seems trustworthy. Domain Names The first step in evaluating Web information is to know the kind of site you are accessing. .edu educational site (universities and colleges) .com commercial business site .gov U.S. non-military governmental site .mil U.S. military site .net networks and internet service providers .net networks and internet service providers .org U.S. non-profit organizations You can generally expect the information on .gov and .mil sites to be accurate. Accuracy

emaze - Online Presentation Software – Create Amazing Presentations Free Electronic Books Online Close Reading Toolbox Freebie! | The TpT Blog This post originally appeared on the blog CreateTeachShare. Well, my school year has barely ended, and call me crazy, because I am already planning and creating for next year!! I have a list a mile long of new ideas that I can’t wait to try out for next year. My first one?!?! Close Reading has become a huge reading practice in my classroom, and has helped my students to get through those challenging informational texts. While cleaning out my cupboards recently, I came across these photo cases that I never ended up using for anything. These photo boxes come in a larger plastic box, which holds six individual photo boxes. I created two labels for the outside of the larger plastic box, just to keep it fancy. Then I created a label to put on each of the individual plastic boxes… On the inside cover of each box, I created a reference sheet for the different tools that each box contains. What Goes in Each Box?!?! Putting it All Together!! And….TA-DA!!!

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