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Website evaluation

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  • 1. Website Evaluation Why do we have to evaluate websites?
  • 2. Vocabulary
    • Research
    • Resources
    • Accurate
    • Bias
    • Reliable
  • 3. Accurate
    • Reference Books
    • Non-Fiction Books
    • Databases
    • We trust that these resources are accurate. Why?
  • 4. Websites
    • Free!!
    • Accurate?
    • Reliable?
    • 5 Ws of Website Evaluation
  • 5. What to look for…
      • WHO (who made the site?) .org anization
      • .edu cation
      • .gov ernment
      • Caution : .com mercial
      • .net work
  • 6. What to look for…
    • WHAT (what is the goal of the site?)
        • Goal is to educate, not sell
        • Not biased
  • 7. What to look for…
      • WHEN (when was the site updated)
        • Look for updated date
  • 8. What to look for…
      • WHERE (where can you find more information?
        • Includes bibliography
        • Links to other reliable sites (.gov, .edu)
  • 9. What to look for…
      • WHY (why is this site useful?)
        • answers one of your research questions
        • You are able to read and understand the text
  • 10. The 5 Ws of Website Evaluation
    • The 5 W’s of Website Evaluation
    • WHO
    • Who created the site? Is the author an expert?
    • WHAT
    • What is the purpose of the site? Is the purpose to educate and inform?
    • WHEN
    • When was the site updated?
    • WHERE
    • Where can I find more information on my topic? Is there a bibliography included?
    • Does the site link to other reliable resources?
    • WHY
    • Why is the site useful?
    • Does the information answer one of my questions?
    • Adapted from Kathy Schrock’s 5 W’s of Web Site Evaluation, http://school. discoveryeducation . com/schrockguide/eval .html