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:
One of my favorites is always the Dihydrogen Monoxide website, which aims to ban dihydrogen monoxide and talks in detail about its dangers. Only after a few minutes did I catch that dihydrogen monoxide, is after all, H2O!
I am starting the Explorer Unit with my 4th and 5th Graders. We are launching in edmodo and here is a tutorial for start the unit. I actually have a substitute and love to use a screencast when I have a sub. This time I used Screencastomatic. I also like Screenr. All About Explorers has lessons, lesson plans and websites with incorrect information. The students completely fell for using the sites for researching their explorers. They then have to learn to search the right way and evaluate websites and information sources that they can trust. In the end, they email the webmaster and ask them to correct the incorrect information based on their research. It is such an important conversation to have with students.