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This Week's Student-Recommended Website
||Bogus websites can be useful tools for teaching students how to evaluate the credibilty and authority of information that they find on the Internet. Most of the websites on this list are humorous, such as the Victorian Robots site (at left is a photo from the home page) linked below. Some sites, though, are sinister, such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. website hosted by a white supremacy group.
Other Websites for Teaching Website Evaluation
David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page
This engaging website about the life and times of Charles Dickens was created by someone who is not a Dickens scholar or authority. Perdue explains this on the site, which makes it a valuable tool for demonstrating to students the issues of "authority" and "credibility."
Internet Detectives Information Literacy Project
MMSD's Internet Detectives Project
This MMSD middle school curriculum project was a collaboration among the Library Media, Social Studies, and Instructional Technology departments. The site includes a library of student-evaluated websites and tools for teaching information literacy skills.