Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some Not So Credible Sources...

Hello Eminence!

While the Internet is a great resource for students to use, I think we all know that it is not always full of the most credible sources.

When I ask my students, "How do you know if this website is legit?",  I always seemed to get a response like this this: 

"It looks like a good source, so it must be a good source."  

With that in mind, I wanted to share with you all three of my favorite websites that you can share with your students.  They may look credible, but upon closer inspection...

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I love this site.  It looks legit (has real names of explorers during the Age of Exploration), has its own domain (allaboutexplorers.com, and it's clearly something that someone has put a lot of time into creating for schools.  
"This site looks great for student research." ~ Christopher Columbus
However, when you actually start to read the articles that go along with each explorer....



Yeah. Not so much.  On a side note, I love the idea of Napoleon posting the Louisiana Purchase on Craigslist.  Hilarious.  


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Another favorite site of mine is DHMO.org.  Props to David Saunders for pointing this one out to me!  


The site warns about a dangerous chemical compound, Dihydrogen Monoxide, that people everywhere are coming in contact with on a daily basis.  According to the site, Dihydrogen Monoxide:
  • is also known as hydric acid, and is the major component of acid rain.
  • contributes to the Greenhouse Effect.
  • may cause severe burns.
  • contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
  • accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
  • may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.


Its chemical formula looks like this: 


It's two parts Hydrogen to every one part Oxygen.  Get it yet?  


Hint Hint...
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How about one more example...?  This one speaks for itself.  



This picture speaks for itself.
Enjoy!  

Donnie Piercey
donnie.piercey@eminence.kyschools.us

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