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Test Before You Trust!  Identifying High Quality Sites      Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011        http://www.commons...
Some Questions for You• Can Anyone be an Author?• What websites do you use for research?• How do you know you can trust th...
Key Vocabulary• Evaluate:  – To carefully examine something to figure out its    value• Trustworthy:  – Accurate and depen...
What Do YOU Think?• Who might you expect to write a book on an  endangered species in Australia?  – Wildlife biologist  – ...
What Do YOU Think?• What kinds of people might write an article  about a new health care law just passed by  Congress?  – ...
What Do YOU Think?• Suppose YOU wrote a book about an endangered  species in Australia?  – Would a book publisher be likel...
Books and Newspapers Versus Web• Website  –   May or may not be published by an expert  –   Usually no editor  –   “Facts”...
What You Should Know• The Web is Improving• Standards are Being Developed• Don’t assume its not true because its on the  w...
How Can YOU Be a Reliable Author?• Use Trustworthy Sources• Learn a lot about your topic• Check your facts carefully      ...
Testing• Is the author is an expert? Received awards?• Is the site run by a respected organization or type of  website (e....
Review• Why should you carefully evaluate websites before  using their information in research projects?  • Anyone can pub...
Assignment 3• Find and save 3 websites that you might be able  to use for your Science Fair Project.• Complete the workshe...
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  1. 1. Test Before You Trust! Identifying High Quality Sites Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011 http://www.commonsensemedia.org
  2. 2. Some Questions for You• Can Anyone be an Author?• What websites do you use for research?• How do you know you can trust those sites? Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011 http://www.commonsensemedia.org
  3. 3. Key Vocabulary• Evaluate: – To carefully examine something to figure out its value• Trustworthy: – Accurate and dependable• Criteria: – Standards on which you base a judgment or decision• Community (on the Web): – Group of people who are connected through a website, often working on a common project• Site Map: – A list of the webpages on a website Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011 http://www.commonsensemedia.org
  4. 4. What Do YOU Think?• Who might you expect to write a book on an endangered species in Australia? – Wildlife biologist – Zoologist – Expert on Australian animals – Someone who has spent time in Australia studying wildlife – Aboriginal people who know about the local wildlife Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011 http://www.commonsensemedia.org
  5. 5. What Do YOU Think?• What kinds of people might write an article about a new health care law just passed by Congress? – Health care experts – Doctors – Political scientists – Reporters who cover health care – Reporters in Washington who write about Congress Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011 http://www.commonsensemedia.org
  6. 6. What Do YOU Think?• Suppose YOU wrote a book about an endangered species in Australia? – Would a book publisher be likely to publish it?• What if you wrote an article about a new health care law? – Could you get a newspaper to print it?• But, could you post your book or article on the web? Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011 http://www.commonsensemedia.org
  7. 7. Books and Newspapers Versus Web• Website – May or may not be published by an expert – Usually no editor – “Facts” might be opinions – Errors may not get fixed – May deliberately misrepresent• Book and Newspapers – Authors who know their subjects – Editors and fact checkers Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011 http://www.commonsensemedia.org
  8. 8. What You Should Know• The Web is Improving• Standards are Being Developed• Don’t assume its not true because its on the web• View it with a critical eye! Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011 http://www.commonsensemedia.org
  9. 9. How Can YOU Be a Reliable Author?• Use Trustworthy Sources• Learn a lot about your topic• Check your facts carefully Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011 http://www.commonsensemedia.org
  10. 10. Testing• Is the author is an expert? Received awards?• Is the site run by a respected organization or type of website (e.g., .gov, .edu)?• Is source from a well-known newspaper?• You arrive there from another trusted site Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011 http://www.commonsensemedia.org
  11. 11. Review• Why should you carefully evaluate websites before using their information in research projects? • Anyone can publish material of any quality on the Web.– What questions do you need to ask? • See handout Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011 http://www.commonsensemedia.org
  12. 12. Assignment 3• Find and save 3 websites that you might be able to use for your Science Fair Project.• Complete the worksheets for each of the three websites• Due October 19, 2011 Source: Common Sense Media Inc. 2011 http://www.commonsensemedia.org
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