In this lesson we wrote in our journals ways that we use the internet.
Then we did a scavenger hunt to see what we could be about our town.
We searched for:
Then we explored other resources on the web like Google maps and we all found our houses in our groups, and we found the statue of liberty and Will Smiths house. See what other famous land marks you could find. We also compared Wikipedia to Encyclopedia Brittanica to see which was a better resource. Then we looked at old version of our favorite websites on the wayback machine (archive.org).
We also to a serious look at the validity of this website: www.martinlutherking.org and we found out that it was actually a very biased site that would not be a valid resource with lots of inaccurate facts and hate speech. The moral of the lesson was to analysis and evaluate resources on the web to make sure they are valid and appropriate resources before you use them. We need to write a journal entry about this.
Then we had fun playing with Wordle.net and making word clouds to see what words Obama said the most in his speeches.