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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. The list does not include phishing sites however; these are intended to fool a person into believing that they are visiting a legitimate bank site for example; there are already plenty of links to these online already. 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. Dihydrogen Monoxide Genochoice

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Internet och källkritik – IKTsidan Jag 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. Successful Information Literacy Programs - Information Literacy Resources for Librarians What makes a successful Information Literacy Program? How you measure success depends on a number of factors: the environment you work in; the community you serve and how well the goals of your program have been met. Here are some examples of programs that have been deemed a success:

Home - Evaluation of health information on the Web - Subject Guides at Dalhousie University There 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. Refine web searches - Google Search Help You 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 will work, but site: won’t.

Types of URLs - Libraries - Dalhousie University A 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: • - represents Canadian government websites • - represents Nova Scotian websites; most Canadian provinces follow this convention • - represents websites from Quebec, and 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 Facts If 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

The Web Credibility Project - Stanford University: Publications Note: Articles available from the ACM Digital Library require a subscription. Rieh, S.Y. & Danielson, D.R. (2007). Credibility: A multidisciplinary framework. B. Cronin (Ed.), Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Vol. 41, 307-364. Fake News: Recommendations - Media Literacy Clearinghouse If 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: Click image for larger version.

SWGfL Digital Literacy - Curriculum Overview Return to the Top KEYFS / Key Stage 1Key Stage 2Key Stage 3Key Stage 4 / 5Download this page (PDF) Battling Fake News in the Classroom In this post-election period, there has been a lot of discussion about fake news, particularly about how it is spread and shared online, and whether it influenced the recent presidential election. On November 22, Stanford University released an influential study showing that middle and high school students—and even some in college—have trouble distinguishing which online resources are credible. The inescapable fact is that young people need to be prepared for the Wild West of information that they live in and will grow up in. It is also imperative that we, as educators, prepare young people for the important job of responsible and informed citizenship. Media Literacy and “Crap Detection”