Introduction to fake websites Librarians and educators need to be able to illustrate to students and users alike that websites cannot always be trusted to provide truthful and accurate data. This page provides examples of websites that are full of lies, inaccuracies or false information - either for amusement or for more worrying reasons. Fake websites - scientific and commercial All of the following websites are, to the best of my knowledge fake sites, spoof sites or parodies of 'real' sites. Sites are arranged in subject groupings, with what I consider to be the most credible examples at the top; hopefully this will help when you come to choose examples for yourself or students. This page contains examples of scientific and commercial sites. Please note however that I cannot tell you if a site is a fake or spoof site. Dihydrogen Monoxide Sounds like a very dangerous chemical indeed. Type: Scientific Credibility? Child safe? Genochoice Save the Tree Octopus RYT Hospital Credibility? Hetracil
Internet och källkritik – IKTsidanJag har satt ihop en lista med mina favoritsajter när det gäller att arbeta med Internet och källkritik, en viktig grundsten för både elever och lärare idag. Ur Lgr11 kap.1 Skolans värdegrund och uppdrag / Skolans uppdrag Eleverna ska kunna orientera sig i en komplex verklighet, med ett stort informationsflöde och en snabb förändringstakt. Ur Lgr11 kap. 2 Övergripande mål och riktlinjer / 2.2 Kunskaper / Mål Skolan ska ansvara för att varje elev efter genomgången grundskola kan använda sig av ett kritiskt tänkande och självständigt formulera ståndpunkter grundade på kunskaper och etiska övervägandenkan använda modern teknik som ett verktyg för kunskapssökande, kommunikation, skapande och lärande Webbsidor .SE lär dig mer om internetStatens mediaråd har i uppdrag att verka för att stärka barn och unga som medvetna medieanvändare och skydda dem från skadlig mediepåverkan. Mediasmart är ett kostnadsfritt läromedel som riktar sig till barn i grundskolan och gymnasiet. UR Är det sant? Fler tips
Home - Evaluation of health information on the Web - Subject Guides at Dalhousie UniversityThere are six broad criteria for evaluation of health information you find on the web. They are: Credibility, Content, Disclosure, Links, Design and Interactivity. Each of the criteria is described in more depth in the boxes below. These criteria were originally defined in Policy Paper: Assessing the quality of health information on the internet published in 1998. Variations on the criteria have been used widely ever since. Another good practice is to look for the HONCode Certificate symbol. is certificate to health sites who comply with ethical and trustworthy practices And as a general rule of thumb when looking for health information, stick to reputable sites from educational instututions, government sources, and health related associations and societies.
5 Quick Resources for Writing Research Papers | EBSCO postPosted June 27, 2016 in Insights & Research | Read Comments Tags: Databases | Long before their fingers hit the keyboard, students and scholars writing research papers must consider the rules for evaluating, using and citing sources. EBSCO’s support site is full of handy, downloadable resources to help students not only conduct research properly, but also understand library terminology to enhance their research experience. Try these five tools to help researchers in your library: “Looking for Reliable Information?”Refine web searches - Google Search HelpYou can use symbols or words in your search to make your search results more precise. Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn’t part of a search operator. Don’t put spaces between the symbol or word and your search term. A search for site:nytimes.com will work, but site: nytimes.com won’t. Refine image searches Overall Advanced Search Go to Advanced Image Search. Search for an exact image size Right after the word you're looking for, add the text imagesize:widthxheight. Example: imagesize:500x400 Common search techniques Search social media Put @ in front of a word to search social media. Search for a price Put $ in front of a number. Search hashtags Put # in front of a word. Exclude words from your search Put - in front of a word you want to leave out. Search for an exact match Put a word or phrase inside quotes. Search within a range of numbers Put .. between two numbers. Combine searches Put "OR" between each search query. Search for a specific site Search for related sites
Types of URLs - Libraries - Dalhousie UniversityA website’s address (i.e., it’s Uniform Resource Locator, or URL) gives you clues about the site’s purpose and the type of information it contains. Some governmental and academic websites have URLs which are easy to identify, as do some commercial and not-for-profit organizations. A website address can’t critically explain what kind of information is on the site, but it can help you evaluate sites and organize your online research. Government and non-governmental websites have a variety of URL suffixes depending on the nation or jurisdiction: • .gc.ca - represents Canadian government websites • .gov.ns.ca - represents Nova Scotian websites; most Canadian provinces follow this convention • .gouv.qc.ca - represents websites from Quebec, and gnb.ca represents New Brunswick government websites; these provinces use different name conventions to account for linguistic differences. • .gov - represents American government websites. Commercial and non-commercial websites use .com.
What Does Facebook Know About You : The Scary FactsIf you’ve read a news website, turned on the TV or not been under a rock over the past few weeks, then there is a good chance you’ve heard of a guy named Edward Snowden. He’s the US analyst who is currently stuck in a Russian airport looking for asylum because he exposed that – surprise, surprise – the US government/NSA had been spying on pretty much everyone. (parody) via BoingBoing.com This case has helped bring to the surface a vocal part of the internet that is – rightly so – pushing and promoting this issue as much as possible in an attempt to let people know: ‘Hey, these guys are getting information on you without you knowing!’ It’s a pretty shitty thing no doubt, but it baffles me that this comes as such a surprise to many. In fact, I’m willing to bet an extremely large majority of people who are outraged by this data capturing and spying revelation have a Facebook account; one of the most in-depth personal information gathering services ever known to mankind. Lots there huh. Woah!
Mediactive - Creating a User's Guide to Democratized MediaFake News: Recommendations - Media Literacy ClearinghouseIf you read any news story about “fake news” in the past 18 months, you no doubt came across the phrase “media literacy.” From the various news stories and blog posts, I have compiled the following recommendations and advice. (NOTE: lesson plans, handouts and related videos are posted near the bottom of this list) Newest materials are posted last. Do you have suggestions for content that could be added here? Please consider sending it to me: firstname.lastname@example.org Click image for larger version. In the article “Five Things To Do To Avoid Posting Fake News on Social Media,” the author offers this timely advice, which includes some important “media literacy” type questions: – does this (posting) seem believable on a basic level? And the advice offered is: 1. From: Fake News Is A Real Problem & Here’s How Students Can Solve it(See also, video)The 5 C’s of Critical Consuming #1: Context – Look at the context of the article. #2: Credibility – Check the credibility of the source. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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