In constructing knowledge with online resources, it is sometimes difficult to identify whether the resource is reliable or not, especially for our younger kiddos. What should students look for as they search the World Wide Web? Are there certain indicators or key features to help everyone choose more accurate, credible, and relevant sources? Check out these websites to help guide our students to evaluate online information before they determine whether it is fact or fiction.
Check out these fake websites and identify the red flags that might just help students be a little more skeptical when they are researching online. You can also put your students’ sleuthing to the challenge by testing their skills at identifying real or fake social media stories, through a game from Canada’s MediaSmarts website. Try them yourself; they might surprise you!
Website Evaluation Tools
With several evaluation tools out there, it’s hard to identify the best one for your students. Here are a few that can get your students off on a great start. Adapt and modify to fit your students needs!
- Deceptive Detective (3rd-5th)
- How to Evaluate Websites (4th-8th)
- CRAP Checklist (7th-12th)
- Is this a Hoax? (5th-12th)