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Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

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?

Lesson Plan IntroductionWhen it involves information, someone once said, "Believe very little of what you hear, half of what you read and most of what you actually see for yourself." We live in a world of information. People use the world wide web as a major source of information. Students must be able to evaluate and validate sources of information they find and use on world wide web pages. This lesson will familiarize students with ways to determine and analyse the validity of information presented on World Wide Web pages. Subject: Information Technology and ANY subject area.Topic: Research MethodsGrade Level: 6 - 12Student Lesson name and Standards AddressedList the California State Standards your lesson addresses.Students will demonstrate able to analyze the potential validity of information presented on web pages. Language Arts- Writing - Research and Technology (Grades Nine and Ten) Instructional ObjectivesInsert your learning objectives here.

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...

The Credibility Challenge Summary The Internet can be a rich and valuable source of information – and an even richer source of misinformation. Sorting out the valuable claims from the worthless ones is tricky, since at first glance a Web site written by an expert can look a lot like one written by your next-door neighbor. Objectives In this activity students will: Learn how to determine authority on and off the Web. Background Many students still learn research skills based on the idea that they’ll be getting their information from books, journal articles and other highly vetted sources of information. Materials 1. 2. Procedure Decide how you will have students present their results (class presentation, short paper, etc.). In the full class, ask students some general questions: How often do you get information from the Internet? Divide the class into groups of two to five students each. Exercises Exercise #1 – Anatomy of a URL Have students rank the following URLs in order of authority: Optional Activity About the Author

Library Media Center / Evaluating Websites & Resources Can you believe it? Evaluating Resources to Determine Credibility and Authoritativeness Although there is a significant amount of excellent free information available on the Internet, there is also quite a bit of misinformation. Find out about your topic in books, print encyclopedias, and online subscription databases before you search the Internet for facts. Website Evaluation Guides and Tools: Use these to help you determine whether or not the information on a website is correct. Let's examine some websites: Compare these two websites on Ancient Egypt: Tutorial on YouTube about evaluating websites (there are quite a few, but this one was relatively short and to the point) Evaluate the reliability of the information on websites with a "What's the SCORE?"

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

Evaluating Sources in a "Post-Truth" World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie Welcome to the AFDB Website This site is dedicated to spreading the word about the Aluminum* Foil Deflector Beanie and how it can help the average human. Here you will find a description of AFDBs, how to make and use them, and general information about related subjects. I hope that you find the AFDB Homepage to be an important source of AFDB know-how and advocacy. What Is An AFDB? An Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie (AFDB) is a type of headwear that can shield your brain from most electromagnetic psychotronic mind control carriers. What are you waiting for? REBUTTAL TO THE MIT ANTI-AFDB STUDY: Rahimi et al.' BEWARE OF COMMERCIAL AFDBS: Since you should trust no one, always construct your AFDB yourself to avoid the risk of subversion and mental enslavement. AMIGA AND LINUX USERS: It is advised that you get a copy of MindGuard for your personal anti-psychotronic needs.

Fake News vs. Real News: Determining the Reliability of Sources Welcome To The White House Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Help Save The ENDANGERED From EXTINCTION! The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Rare photo of the elusive tree octopus The Pacific Northwest tree octopus (Octopus paxarbolis) can be found in the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula on the west coast of North America. An intelligent and inquisitive being (it has the largest brain-to-body ratio for any mollusk), the tree octopus explores its arboreal world by both touch and sight. Reaching out with one of her eight arms, each covered in sensitive suckers, a tree octopus might grab a branch to pull herself along in a form of locomotion called tentaculation; or she might be preparing to strike at an insect or small vertebrate, such as a frog or rodent, or steal an egg from a bird's nest; or she might even be examining some object that caught her fancy, instinctively desiring to manipulate it with her dexterous limbs (really deserving the title "sensory organs" more than mere "limbs",) in order to better know it. Why It's Endangered

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