More interesting yet bogus sites.

Victorian Robots

The dangers of dihydrogen monoxide

School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> on
Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 8:33 AM -0500 wrote:
>As part of my middle school curriculum, students develop Internet literacy
>and learn how to "read" Websites.  Part of this involves examining sites
>analyzing them for accuracy, validity and intent (of the site).  I'm now
>looking for more sites which may appear legitimate  but are actually (in
>words of the students) "fake."  Students learn how to use Snopes, Museum
>Hoaxes and other sites to verify the information the see, but finding good
>(and appropriate, and virus free) sites to examine is time consuming.
>Here are examples which I've already used:
>     where dogs can run free as nature
>     home of the
>Nest Monster
>    where you'll find the Pacific
>tree octopus
>     which examines
>threatened Velcro crop
>     because dehydrated water would be
>sooo much more convenient
>I also use some sites which appear to be filled with inaccurate or
>content but which are quite legitimate.  Such as
> which tracks the rediscovery of coelacanths in the word's seas and
>Lastly, we also look at sites which contain more than a grain of truth,
>as      which,
>despite the crazy headline, features accurate information about the use of
>dolphins in the military.  We also look at      a
>URL that's been around for a long time but which doesn't seem to have a
>clear purpose or good design (at first).
>Now I'm looking for more examples, to help assess whether or not students
>are able to determine accuracy and validity of what they read on the Web.

Bob Sargent
Technology Coordinator
Waits River Valley School