Bogus Websites Activity

The Selected Bogus Websites

ONE  Aluminum Foil Deflector

TWO   The Jackalope Conspiracy  

THREE  Dog Island      

FOUR   Ninja Burger  

FIVE  The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency     

SIX  Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus  

SEVEN  Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches 

EIGHT  The Dangers of Bread

NINE   The History of the Fisher-Price Airplane 

TEN  Hair Club for Scientists 

ELEVEN  Dihydrogen Monoxide 

TWELVE  Funky Shoes

THIRTEEN  Fredericton, New Brunswick

FOURTEEN  Buy an Ancestor

FIFTEEN  Eternal Life

SIXTEEN Boilerplate: A Very Old Robot

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Links and tips for creating your own bogus website activity with a partner.

Steps to open Microsoft Publisher (if it’s not on your desktop already)

1. Click the start menu

2. Scroll down to find the folder marked Microsoft Office. Click on it.

3 . From the list of programs under Microsoft Office, find the Microsoft Publisher. Drag it onto your desktop.

Finding the website template:

1. Open Microsoft Publisher.

2. At the TOP RIGHT there is a box that says “Search for templates.” Click in the box.

3. Type “website” in the search box.

4. Two icons will appear. Click on the second one called “Web site (Tabs design).”

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Image Quest

Since you are already on the SJAM Library website, look to the right side for the link for the Virtual Library under “Our databases.”

  1. Using the login and password information given to you on your assignment sheet, login to the Virtual Library.
  2. In the middle of the page, find the word “databases” and click on it.
  3. In the second row of icons, find the one called Britannica Image Quest. Click on it to open it.
  4. Search for pictures for your bogus website using the search box at the top (as demonstrated in the library). For example, “robots” brings up 1640 pictures!
  5. When you find an image that looks good, click on the More Information button (little yellow button with a blue rectangle). From here you can download or email yourself the picture and also do number 6.
  6. For each image you use, copy and paste the citation information and add it to the bottom of your bogus website. Example for my robots search:

Toy Robots. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 4 Oct 2013. http://quest.eb.com/images/167_4053515

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