In this electronic age, there is so much
information available online, but not
everything you find is credible, reliable,
or trustworthy. Therefore it is of the
upmost importance to teach our
students how to evaluate the difference
between good and bad web sites.
John is in the third grade and is given his
first research assignment about the
cockroach. The following sites are what
John found through his internet search.
John finds this web site that seems
reliable, but in fact the creator of the
web site may have skewed the
information due to their own beliefs or
John finds great information from this
web site but he is unaware of the fact
that the webmaster is not providing any
credible sources on their site.
There is no authorized
webmaster, evidence of authorship, or
that of a reputable sponsor.
ut we don’t
John finds this web site which is a perfect
example of a web site that does NOT:
Is inappropriate for his age
John learned that not ALL information on
the internet is valuable. John knows now
that he should play detective when it
comes to internet research.
Create a “Favorites” list of preapproved web sites
that students should use.
Have students use a school supported search
engine such as Net Trekker, AskKids.com and
Always follow the two-step rule. Never be more
than two steps away when students are searching