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11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation

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... Related:  English year 7-9

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! Limitless Libraries 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. Some offer more options than others, some offer word clouds with words going in any and all directions, some offer shapes, others create much simpler word clouds. 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? Recently, I found that there’s this complete underground world of mind-blowing search tools for Google, never before mentioned to me. With midterm papers beginning to breath down my back, this information will be quite beneficial. 11k 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

Teen Read Week - YALSA Welcome to the Teen Read Week (TRW) wiki. TRW is celebrated annually the third week of October. Visit YALSA's Teen Read Week resource pages. The Teen Read Week Committee will share additional Teen Read Week programming and resource ideas here, but the best resources for a wiki are the readers who add their ideas and share their expertise. The 2013 TRW theme can be interpreted in many ways. Share your own ideas, tips and activities here: Theme ideas: Programming Ideas: Book & media lists: Ideas for Using the Teens' Top Ten: Events & Programs @ your library (tell us what you're doing!) 50 Ideas for Teen Read Week by Pam Spencer Holley (reprinted with permission) Professional Resources for Librarians Share interesting journal articles, web articles, books, and other research resources about the importance of recreational reading for teens and current trends in YA lit. Favorite Book Review Sites for YA Books Favorite Teen Magazines List your teens' favorite magazines. Teens Get Published Here

Free Electronic Books Online Free eBook Library Welcome to our free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. We are making even more eBooks available here, for the duration of UK school closures, so that your child has more to read. If you'd like to learn more about how to support your child's reading, visit our Reading pages. All our eBooks are tablet-friendly. Just register or log in above to start reading. New users: please activate your registration by clicking the link in your confirmation email. Learning to read with phonics? Learning to read with phonics If you live in England, your child will learn to read using phonics. Using Letters and Sounds? If your child is using Letters and Sounds, you can find books suitable for them by clicking on the ‘Levels’ menu below and using the 'Letters and Sounds Phase' filter to select the right Phase. If you don’t know your child’s Phase, you can check with your school. Find more support and resources for Read Write Inc. in our parents' guide to Read Write Inc Songbirds

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