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Website Evaluation Lesson
Website Evaluation Lesson
Website Evaluation Lesson
Website Evaluation Lesson
Website Evaluation Lesson
Website Evaluation Lesson
Website Evaluation Lesson
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Website Evaluation Lesson

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A website evaluation lesson for an elementary classroom, prepared for an Instructional Technology university course.

A website evaluation lesson for an elementary classroom, prepared for an Instructional Technology university course.

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  • 1. Evaluating Websites
  • 2. Why evaluate a website?
    • ANYONE can create a website!
    • 3. How do you know the author is an EXPERT on the topic?
    • 4. How do you know the information is UP TO DATE?
    • 5. How do you know the information is ACCURATE and what you need?
  • The Five W’s of Website Evaluation
    From Kathy Schrock’s The Five W’s of Web Site Evaluation
  • 10. Who?
    • Who wrote the pages?
    • 11. Are they an expert on this topic?
    • 12. Is information about the author included?
    • 13. How can I find out more about the author?
    • 14. Is there a way to contact the author?
  • What?
    • What is the purpose of the site?
    • 15. What else might the author have in mind for the site?
    • 16. Is there advertising on the site?
    • 17. Does the site reflect bias or opinion?
    • 18. What makes the site easy to use?
    • 19. What information is included? Is it accurate?
    BuyStuff.com!
  • 20. When?
    • When was the site created?
    • 21. When was the site last updated?
    • 22. Do the links work?
  • Where?
    • Where does the information come from?
    • 23. Does the author include references ?
    • 24. Where can I find out more about the owner of the site?
    • 25. Check the URL (web address)
    • 26. Does an organization, institution or person’s name appear in the address?
    • 27. What is the domain?
    • 28. .gov – government sites
    • 29. .edu – educational institution sites
    • 30. .org – non-profit sites (but not always)
    • 31. .com – commercial site
    • 32. .net – anyone can buy this site
  • Why?
    • Why is this information useful for my purpose?
    • 33. Why should I use this information?
    • 34. Why is this source better than another?
  • Putting the Skills to Practice!
    • Choose a website…
    • 35. Use the evaluation guide to answer….
    http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/pdf/evalelem.pdf
  • References
    Avon School District. (n.d.) Internet Detective - Website Validity - CSI: Computer Search Investigator. Retrieved from http://www.avon.k12.ct.us/enrichment/Enrich/gr4students.htm
    Barker, J., & Obromsook, J. (2009, August 11). Evaluating web pages: Techniques to apply & questions to ask. Retrieved from University of California—Berkeley Library website: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html
    Beck, S. (2009, April 27). The good, the bad, and the ugly or, why it’s a good idea to evaluate web resources. Retrieved from New Mexico State University Library website: http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/eval.html
    Google. (2010). Zoo animal search. http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp&q=zoo+animals&aq=f&aqi=g5g-s1g4&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=CUzVo-49MTP6HBYWWhgS18_XODAAAAKoEBU_Qn-09&fp=6a9830dd42f5b017.
    Henderson, J. R. (2009, August 26). A guide to critical thinking about what you see on the web. Retrieved from Ithaca College Library: http://www.ithaca.edu/library/training/think.html
    Houghton Mifflin Company. (2002). Using the Web. Retrieved from http://www.eduplace.com/kids/usingweb/g6-8.html
  • 41. References
    Kapoun, J. (2010). Five criteria for evaluating web pages. Retrieved from: http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/webcrit.html
    Microsoft Office. (2010). Clip art . Retrieved from http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/default.aspx??Origin=EC790014051033&CTT=6&ver=12&app=powerpnt.exe
    Schrock, K. (Dec. 1998/Jan. 1999). The ABCs of website evaluation. Retrieved from Discovery Education website http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/pdf/weval.pdf
    Schrock, K. (2010). Critical evaluation of a web site: Elementary school level. Retrieved from Discovery Education website: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/pdf/evalelem.pdf
    Schrock, K. (2009). The five Ws of website evaluation. Retrieved from Discovery Education website: http://kathyschrock.net/abceval/5ws.pdf
    Schrock, K. (2010). Kathy Schrock’s guide for educators : Critical evaluation information. Retrieved from Discovery Education website: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/eval.html
    Zapato , L. (2010, June 12). Northwest Tree Octopus. Retrieved from http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/.
    Created for Inst Tech 6031, University of Houston Clear Lake

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