Would you ban Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO)?
Students evaluate two very real-looking websites on the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide as part of an assignment to take a position on whether or not dihydrogen monoxide should be banned as a dangerous substance. Subsequent comparison to other sources reveals dihydrogen monoxide as an obscure name for water.
Learning Assessment Method(s): Worksheet asks the student to find date, email, url, pop up and ads. The worksheet can be collected and graded by the collaborating teacher. Also, teacher could ask students to demonstrate the skills learned such as truncate a URL. It also could be a first grade in a larger project.
Teaching students to evaluate internet sites. Accessed March 6, 2006 http://library.albany.edu/briggs/teaching.html