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I Found It on the Internet (It must be true!)

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A recent headline stated “Students Believe Everything They Read Online, Warns Researcher”. Could this be true? Do today’s students have the ability to distinguish between the truth and an internet hoax? Download this lesson and conduct your own study in the classroom or computer lab.

“I Found It on the Internet” is a two day lesson where students evaluate and rate five resources on the internet. The first four sites are hoaxes with increasing levels of nonsense while the fifth site’s sponsor has a 125 year record of excellence. Can your students spot the difference?
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On  March 30, 2014,  Buyer said:
Thank you for creating this product.
On  March 30, 2014Technology Integration Depot answered:
It's always fun to see how much the kids think is true!
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On  March 16, 2014,  Buyer said:
Will using this soon. Looks good!
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Enjoy listening to the students debate whether a tree octopus is real or not!
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On  February 3, 2014,  Tami S W. said:
I will use this right away!
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Enjoy watching the students decide whether the tree octopus is real or not!
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On  January 9, 2014,  Kristin S. said:
Not user friendly at all.
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Can you be more specific? You can certainly email me with any questions!
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On  December 6, 2013Kristen Singleton (TpT Seller) said:
This was perfect! My students eyes were REALLY opened…"You mean they can just put ANYTHING on the internet??" thank you!
On  December 6, 2013Technology Integration Depot answered:
I loved teaching this lesson! The verdict on the tree octopus was 50-50 so the student interaction was amusing.
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On  April 14, 2013,  Kelly L. said:
Thank you for sharing. My students fell into the traps of believing the websites, which open up some great conversations.
On  April 14, 2013Technology Integration Depot answered:
I love overhearing the kids debate whether the tree octopus is real or not!
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On  March 12, 2013,  Buyer said:
Very useful resource to have , thanks.
On  March 13, 2013Technology Integration Depot answered:
Enjoy hearing the kids debate whether the tree octopus is real or not!
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On  January 26, 2013,  Jennifer C. said:
This was a fabulous lesson! My students loved it!
On  January 26, 2013Technology Integration Depot answered:
I always enjoy hearing the kids debate whether the tree octopus is real or not!
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On  December 16, 2012,  Buyer said:
Great information!
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Enjoy watching the kids decide whether the tree octopus is real or not!
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On  November 29, 2012,  Christopher D. said:
Thanks for this activity.
On  November 29, 2012Technology Integration Depot answered:
It's always fun to see what the look on the students' faces when you tell them the tree octopus isn't real!
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I Found It on the Internet  (It must be true!)
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