Reliable Information Sites
Ask Jeeves (http://www.ask.com) A natural language search engine.
The Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org)
Student News Daily
The Virtual Library (http://vlib.org/)
The Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/)
National Archives and Records Administration
CNN Students News
Customized News Site Paper
Resources4 Teachers (http://www.4teachers.org) A wealth of resources for teachers and students.
Discovery Education Web Site. Parents, Teachers, Students. Fresh ideas for learning.
Internet Research Techniques
Complete the work on each of these web sites and record what you learn in your notebook.
The Quality Information Checklist. For all students to complete.
The Internet Detective. To be completed by all 5th through 8th Graders. (Look for the "Next" button at the bottom of the page.)
Teaching Zach To Think. To be completed by all 7th and 8th Graders.
When you have completed the tutorials above, get an evaluation page from Mr. Aitken and evaluate each page.
A Vacation Web Site Sounds Great! Is this the real Mankato?
Or is this the real Mankato?
Is this a real drink?
The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency
The American Wide Screen Museum
The Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Divison.
PETA kids, biased or unbiased?
What about this aluminum foil deflector beanie?
World Trade Organization Real or Fake?
The Whriled Bank Real or Fake?
The World Bank Real or Fake?
Portneuf Medical Center
Feline Reaction to Bearded Men Real or Fake?
Cancer Information, Reasearch and Treatment Real or Fake?
Tobacco Control Archive Real or Fake?
Human Cloning Real or Fake?
Earthsave International Real of Fake?
Download the Website Validity Worksheet by clicking here.
Here is a site that parents may use to learn about Internet Safety.