TLA Poster 2009 Powerpoint

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This powerpoint is about website evaluation. It is part of a presentation at TLA2009 about using technology in instruction called "There's More Than One Way to Skin a Cat!"

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TLA Poster 2009 Powerpoint

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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 opinions. Personal beliefs and opinions Facts
  4. 4. The web master is a pest company.
  5. 5. The next web site John finds has very  valuable, reliable information but is at a level way above his comprehension.
  6. 6. Huh??
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Great information, b ut we don’t know who wrote it.
  9. 9. John finds this web site which is a perfect  example of a web site that does NOT:  Lack credibility  Is inappropriate for his age  Is biased
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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 YahooKids.com. Always follow the two-step rule. Never be more  than two steps away when students are searching the internet.

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