Monday, March 29, 2010

Fake out!

A popular way to teach kids website evaluation skills is to present a "fake" website and apply certain criteria to determine if it's a credible site. This also would be a nice thing to target around April Fool's day. Try this one:

Language Lens

  • The site is quite texty, but you can use the humorous mockup pictures to convey the main points with your students. The first section of the text would be a great context to use a description graphic organizer and break down the absurd "information."
  • Try going through the site using a website evaluation protocol like this one.

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