Website Evaluation   Methods      Presentation By Cathryn Dozier
Introduction   Definition and basis of website    evaluation methods   AASL standards   Importance of website    evalua...
Definition and Basis   Website    evaluation    method- A way    of examining a    website, based    on a checklist;    o...
AASL Standards   1.Inquire, think, critically, and    gain knowledge   2.Draw conclusions, make    informed decisions, a...
AASL Standards   3. Share knowledge and    participate ethically and    productively as members of    democratic society....
Importance of WebsiteEvaluation                              Dimensio                     Factual and Conceptual          ...
Importance of WebsiteEvaluation                              Dimensio                     Factual and Conceptual          ...
Importance of WebsiteEvaluation                            Dimensio                   Factual and Conceptual              ...
Ways to Evaluate Websites forGrades 6-8o   Analyze the following areas:o   1. Authorityo   2. Accuracyo   3. Objectivityo ...
Areas of Website Evaluationo   Each area has a series of questions    that must be answered to determine    if the website...
Areas of Website EvaluationExamples of Questions cont’do One example of each area question  is listed below.3. Does the in...
Website Evaluation Formo   Have the students to    complete a website    evaluation form that    consists of questions tha...
ABC’s of Website Evaluation  o   Always cover the 5 W’s  o   Who?  o   What?  o   When?  o   Where?  o   Why?
Useful Websites   http://www.ala.org/aasl/files/guidelinesandstandards/learni    ngstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_2007...
   Summary       Website evaluation methods    are important because all    websites are not accurate.    There are 5 ar...
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  1. 1. Website Evaluation Methods Presentation By Cathryn Dozier
  2. 2. Introduction Definition and basis of website evaluation methods AASL standards Importance of website evaluation Ways to evaluate websites for grades 6-8 ABCs of Website Evaluation
  3. 3. Definition and Basis Website evaluation method- A way of examining a website, based on a checklist; on grade level **AASL-American Association of Based on Alabama School Literacy Librarians Standards (AASL
  4. 4. AASL Standards 1.Inquire, think, critically, and gain knowledge 2.Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge
  5. 5. AASL Standards 3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of democratic society. 4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth. Each standard includes skills, dispositions in action, responsibilities, and self- assessment strategies
  6. 6. Importance of WebsiteEvaluation Dimensio Factual and Conceptual Procedural MetacognitiveConsider the following information: Anyone can publish anything on the web Web sources rarely have fact checkers or editors No web standards exist
  7. 7. Importance of WebsiteEvaluation Dimensio Factual and Conceptual Procedural MetacognitiveConsider the following information: Goals of sponsors not clearly stated (mostly) May be a virtual soapbox Publication date not always given
  8. 8. Importance of WebsiteEvaluation Dimensio Factual and Conceptual Procedural MetacognitiveConsider the following information: Dates may have various meanings May be done just for fun Difficult to determine coverage
  9. 9. Ways to Evaluate Websites forGrades 6-8o Analyze the following areas:o 1. Authorityo 2. Accuracyo 3. Objectivityo 4. Currencyo 5. Coverage
  10. 10. Areas of Website Evaluationo Each area has a series of questions that must be answered to determine if the website meets the needed requirements.o One example of each area question is listed below.1. Is there an author? (Authority)2. Is the information reliable? (Accuracy)
  11. 11. Areas of Website EvaluationExamples of Questions cont’do One example of each area question is listed below.3. Does the information show a minimum of bias? (Objectivity)4. Is the page dated? (Currency)5. What topics are covered?(Coverage)
  12. 12. Website Evaluation Formo Have the students to complete a website evaluation form that consists of questions that cover the 5 previously listed areas.
  13. 13. ABC’s of Website Evaluation o Always cover the 5 W’s o Who? o What? o When? o Where? o Why?
  14. 14. Useful Websites http://www.ala.org/aasl/files/guidelinesandstandards/learni ngstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_2007.pdf http://dept.sccd.ctc.edu/tlc/resources/teach.html http://kathyschrock.net/abceval/index.htm
  15. 15.  Summary Website evaluation methods are important because all websites are not accurate. There are 5 areas to check, when evaluating a site. Always cover the five W’s. There are a series of questions that cover each area of evaluation. All evaluations are based on AASL standards.

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