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  • Digital Citizenship: Evaluating Online Information
  • Chilton Foley-Reynolds Professional Development Specialist [email_address] chiltrey.pbworks.com/SearchingInternet
  • Digital Citizenship
    • R 1
    • E
    • A
    • L
    – Read the URL 1 November, Alan. Web Literacy for Educators Corwin Press: Thousand Oaks, CA (2008)
  • What is in a name?
    • http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/
    • Domain Name
    • thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
    • Extensions
    • .ac – academic institution
    • .uk – United Kingdom
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Read the URL
    • Do you recognize the domain name?
    • http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting
    • http://www.cnn.com/2010
    • http://www.washington.edu/discovery
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Read the URL
    • Do you recognize the domain name?
    • What is the extension of the domain?
  • Domain Extensions
    • .com
    • .edu
    • .mil
    • .org
    • .k12.ny.us
    • Commercial
    • Educational
    • Military
    • Organization
    • School in NY
  • Country Extensions
    • .es
    • .eu
    • .it
    • .mx
    • .ca
    • Spain
    • European Union
    • Italy
    • Mexico
    • Canada
  • Practice
    • Match the word on left to the extension on the right:
    • Higher Learning
    • Commercial
    • Network
    • UK school
    • Mobile Devices
    • Organization
    • Government
    • Academic Institution (outside USA)
    • UK Company
    • .net
    • .ac
    • .edu
    • .org
    • .com
    • .gov
    • .co.uk
    • .sch
    • .mobi
  • Practice
    • Match the country to the country code:
    • United States
    • United Kingdom
    • South Africa
    • Canada
    • India
    • Israel
    • Mexico
    • Spain
    • China
    • .ca
    • .cn
    • .za
    • .uk
    • .mx
    • .es
    • .in
    • .us
    • .il
  • Practice
    • What do you know about these sites by their extensions?
    • 1. .gov.au
    • 2. .ac.nz
    • 3. .sch.uk
    • 4. .org.es
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Read the URL
    • Do you recognize the domain name?
    • What is the extension of the domain?
    • Are you on a personal page?
    • Clues: A person’s first or last name
    • Tilde (~)
    • Percent sign (%)
    • The words users, people, or members
  • Practice
    • Read the URL
    • What can you tell from each of these URLs?
    • http://www.nike.com/
    • http://www.si.edu/
    • http://www.sandiegozoo.org/
    • http://www.cam.ac.uk
    • http://www.upeg.edu/~user/
    • http://www.wwf.de/
  • Digital Citizenship
    • R – Read the URL
    • E
    • A
    • L
    – Examine the Content
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Examine the Content
    • Is the information on the web site useful for your topic?
    • Are additional resources and links provided? Do the links work?
    • Is the site current? Do you know when it was last updated?
    • Do you think the information is accurate?
    • Does the information contradict information you have found elsewhere?
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Examine the Content
    • zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/
    • zapatopi.net/blog/?post=201001156195.tree_octopus_videos_hatch_attack
    • www.dhmo.org/
  • Digital Citizenship
    • R – Read the URL
    • E – Examine the Content
    • A
    • L
    – Ask about the author and owner
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Ask about the author and owner
    • Is the author’s name provided?
    • Is there a contact person or an address provided?
    • Is there biographical information provided about the author?
    • Does the author seem knowledgeable? Is he or she an expert in the field?
    • What kinds of results do you see when you do a search on the author’s name?
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Ask about the author and owner
    • easyWhois
      • www.easywhois.com/
    • Wayback Machine
      • www.archive.org/index.php
  • Digital Citizenship
    • R – Read the URL
    • E – Examine the Content
    • A – Ask about the author and owner
    • L –
    Look at the links
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Look at the links
    • What are the forward links?
    • Do the domain names change?
    • What do other sites say about the material on the site?
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Look at the links
    • Find back links for a site
    • IN GOOGLE :
    • link zapatopi.net treeoctopus
    • link genochoice.com
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Look at the links
    • Check out the back links for these sites:
    • 1. Feline Reactions to Bearded Men
    • 2. Augustine of Hippo
    • 3. California Velcro Crop Under Challenge
  • Digital Citizenship
    • R – Read the URL
    • E – Examine the Content
    • A – Ask about the author and owner
    • L –
    Look at the links
  • Chilton Foley-Reynolds (607) 766-3744 [email_address] chiltrey.pbworks.com/SearchingInternet