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This assignment required students to evaluate different websites according to their content, design, and navigation. This taught be how to really assess if a website is valid and credible. This is an …

This assignment required students to evaluate different websites according to their content, design, and navigation. This taught be how to really assess if a website is valid and credible. This is an excellent skills to have in the future because I would never want to show an illegitimate source to my students during instruction.

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  • 1. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 1 of 10Evaluation of Web Resources
  • 2. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 2 of 10Purpose:The purposeof theassignmentis to helpstudentsdeveloptechnologycompetenceon selectingandevaluatingappropriatewebresources foreducationalpurpose.Standards:NETS-T2.d. providestudents withmultiple andvariedformativeandsummativeassessmentsaligned withcontent andtechnologystandardsand useresultingdata toinformlearning andteaching.NETS-S3.b. locate,organize,analyze,evaluate,synthesize,
  • 3. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 3 of 10
  • 4. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 4 of 10 Web Site Evaluation FormWebsite Title:Discovery education URL: http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/ Subject/topic: English language arts – Apply strategies and skills to create oral, written, andTarget Learner: first grade student visual textEvaluator: Kimberly Purrazzella Date: 11/9/10Instruction:Use the following criteria to rate the quality of the website of your choice (1 being the lowest and 5 beingthe highest). Be sure to provide a rationale to support your judgment and recommendation of the website. CRITERIA RATING CONTENT 5 4 3 2 1 1 Website is affiliated with a reputable organization. 5 2 Learning goals/objectives are clearly stated. 3 3 Learning activities are student-centered. 5 4 Author/webmaster’s contact information is provided. 5 5 Content information is accurate and bias free. 4 6 Content information is reliable. 4 7 Content information is up to date. 4 8 Content information is grade/age appropriate. 5 9 Grammar and spelling are accurate. 5 10 Website information complies with copyright laws. 5 11 Bibliographic references are provided. 3 12 Website provides high-level user interactivity. 4 Subtotal: 52 /60 points DESIGN 5 4 3 2 1 13 Overall screen display is visually pleasing. 5 14 Text is legible. 5 15 Multimedia enhances learning. 5 16 Multimedia elements work properly. 5 Subtotal: 20 /20 points NAVIGATION 5 4 3 2 1 17 All links work properly. 4 18 All links are clearly labeled. 4 19 A site map is provided. 4 20 Website is easy to navigate. 4 Subtotal: 16/20 points GRAND TOTAL (Content + Design + Navigation): 88 /100 pointsExcellent: Above 90 Good: 75-89 Fair: 60-74 Poor: Below 60Rationale for recommendation: Write a couple of paragraphs to 1) summarize the evaluation result, 2)make a recommendation for use, not use or use with caution of this website in your teaching, and 3)provide a rationale to support your recommendation. This website is very helpful. I used it as a utility site. It allows teachers to make crossword puzzlesand other fun activities for their lesson plans. The site was easy to find and also very appealing to look at.
  • 5. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 5 of 10It listed the names of all the contributors as well as a way to contact them with questions. It was also veryeasy to follow the guidelines on how to navigate through the site as well as how to create the differentpuzzles for the students. I would recommend this site for teachers to use as a utility source, and believe it is very reliableand assessable. Discovery is a name that most people have heard of before. It is commonly heard fromtelevisions, books, etc. I think that using a website from discovery is very smart and appropriate.. Web Site Evaluation Form URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/Website Title: KS2 – Bite size (BBC) writing/ Subject/topic: English language arts – Apply strategiesTarget Learner: first grade student and skills to create oral, written, and visual textEvaluator: Kimberly Purrazzella Date: 11/9/10Instruction:Use the following criteria to rate the quality of the website of your choice (1 being the lowest and 5 beingthe highest). Be sure to provide a rationale to support your judgment and recommendation of the website. CRITERIA RATING CONTENT 5 4 3 2 1 1 Website is affiliated with a reputable organization. 4 2 Learning goals/objectives are clearly stated. 4 3 Learning activities are student-centered. 5 4 Author/webmaster’s contact information is provided. 3 5 Content information is accurate and bias free. 4 6 Content information is reliable. 4 7 Content information is up to date. 4 8 Content information is grade/age appropriate. 5 9 Grammar and spelling are accurate. 5 10 Website information complies with copyright laws. 5 11 Bibliographic references are provided. 3 12 Website provides high-level user interactivity. 4 Subtotal: 50/60 points DESIGN 5 4 3 2 1 13 Overall screen display is visually pleasing. 5 14 Text is legible. 5 15 Multimedia enhances learning. 5
  • 6. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 6 of 10 16 Multimedia elements work properly. 5 Subtotal: 20 /20 points NAVIGATION 5 4 3 2 1 17 All links work properly. 5 18 All links are clearly labeled. 5 19 A site map is provided. 4 20 Website is easy to navigate. 5 Subtotal: 19/20 points GRAND TOTAL (Content + Design + Navigation): 89 /100 pointsExcellent: Above 90 Good: 75-89 Fair: 60-74 Poor: Below 60Rationale for recommendation: Write a couple of paragraphs to 1) summarize the evaluation result, 2)make a recommendation for use, not use or use with caution of this website in your teaching, and 3)provide a rationale to support your recommendation. I used this website as my subject content website. It has tons of information regarding writing andother English skills for my topic. It has information for both students and the teachers. It is very appealing,and allows students to interact in the website in an age appropriate way. The site looks very professional,however I sis have a hard time finding bibliographical information and references. The navigation was forthe most part pretty clear if you read the links. Overall I would recommend this site for educators to use. It has lots of information and I believe itwill really get the students engaged in learning. The website seems very legitimate and reliable. Anothergood thing about this website is it has information regarding subjects other than English as well, sostudents can work with it in more than one academic area.. Web Site Evaluation FormWebsite Title: Technology URL:Challenge Grants http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/projects/featured/k_2featured.html Subject/topic: English language arts – Apply strategies and skills toTarget Learner: First Grader create oral, written, and visual textEvaluator: Kimberly Purrazzella Date: 11/9/10Instruction:Use the following criteria to rate the quality of the website of your choice (1 being the lowest and 5 beingthe highest). Be sure to provide a rationale to support your judgment and recommendation of the website.
  • 7. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 7 of 10 CRITERIA RATING CONTENT 5 4 3 2 1 1 Website is affiliated with a reputable organization. 2 2 Learning goals/objectives are clearly stated. 4 3 Learning activities are student-centered. 4 4 Author/webmaster’s contact information is provided. 2 5 Content information is accurate and bias free. 3 6 Content information is reliable. 3 7 Content information is up to date. 1 8 Content information is grade/age appropriate. 5 9 Grammar and spelling are accurate. 5 10 Website information complies with copyright laws. 3 11 Bibliographic references are provided. 4 12 Website provides high-level user interactivity. 3 Subtotal: 39 /60 points DESIGN 5 4 3 2 1 13 Overall screen display is visually pleasing. 3 14 Text is legible. 5 15 Multimedia enhances learning. 4 16 Multimedia elements work properly. 4 Subtotal: 16 /20 points NAVIGATION 5 4 3 2 1 17 All links work properly. 4 18 All links are clearly labeled. 4 19 A site map is provided. 3 20 Website is easy to navigate. 2 Subtotal: 13 /20 points GRAND TOTAL (Content + Design + Navigation): 68 /100 pointsExcellent: Above 90 Good: 75-89 Fair: 60-74 Poor: Below 60Rationale for recommendation: Write a couple of paragraphs to 1) summarize the evaluation result, 2)make a recommendation for use, not use or use with caution of this website in your teaching, and 3)provide a rationale to support your recommendation. Overall this evaluation did not go so well. The website was not very visually pleasing andseemed a little outdated. Though it will promote good reading for the students during this task, Ifeel like the website needs a little maintenance. It did list the reference in the credits; however, Iam not sure how credible of a source she is. This site may be targeted for young students, but I am not sure it is the number one sitethat I would recommend for instruction. The teacher has to take into consideration that the lastupdate of this site was in ten years ago. So some information might be outdated. It also was a
  • 8. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 8 of 10little difficult to navigate my way throughout the site and I didn’t have a good understanding ofwhat I was doing.. Web Site Evaluation Form URL: http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L2?Website Title: I know that - school GradeLevel=-1:6&Subject=Language+Arts Subject/topic: English language arts – Apply strategiesTarget Learner: First Grader and skills to create oral, written, and visual textEvaluator: Kimberly Purrazzella Date: 11/9/10Instruction:Use the following criteria to rate the quality of the website of your choice (1 being the lowest and 5 beingthe highest). Be sure to provide a rationale to support your judgment and recommendation of the website. CRITERIA RATING CONTENT 5 4 3 2 1 1 Website is affiliated with a reputable organization. 4 2 Learning goals/objectives are clearly stated. 3 3 Learning activities are student-centered. 5 4 Author/webmaster’s contact information is provided. 4 5 Content information is accurate and bias free. 4 6 Content information is reliable. 4 7 Content information is up to date. 5 8 Content information is grade/age appropriate. 5 9 Grammar and spelling are accurate. 5 10 Website information complies with copyright laws. 4 11 Bibliographic references are provided. 4 12 Website provides high-level user interactivity. 4 Subtotal: 51/60 points DESIGN 5 4 3 2 1 13 Overall screen display is visually pleasing. 5 14 Text is legible. 5 15 Multimedia enhances learning. 5 16 Multimedia elements work properly. 3 Subtotal: 27 /20 points NAVIGATION 5 4 3 2 1 17 All links work properly. 4 18 All links are clearly labeled. 4 19 A site map is provided. 3 20 Website is easy to navigate. 4 Subtotal: 15/20 points
  • 9. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 9 of 10 GRAND TOTAL (Content + Design + Navigation): 83 /100 pointsExcellent: Above 90 Good: 75-89 Fair: 60-74 Poor: Below 60Rationale for recommendation: Write a couple of paragraphs to 1) summarize the evaluation result, 2)make a recommendation for use, not use or use with caution of this website in your teaching, and 3)provide a rationale to support your recommendation.. I really enjoyed evaluating this site. It was visually appealing and seemed interesting for thestudents. I feel like students will be engaged in the topic while using this site. It has a section for languagearts, and also other topics for students. This is a nice tool for teachers to use so they can use this site forworking on assignments for other topics as well. I was a little concerned with how well the buttons work and the multimedia is running. But stillbelieve it to be an accurate website. I would recommend this for teacher use. It is a nice way to keepstudents interested and it is reliable. Grading Criteria Max Points Points Scored 1 Completion 3 complete all components required in the form 2 Accuracy: 3 Accurate rating, rationale, & score computation 3 2 Quality of rationale: rationale supports judgment
  • 10. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 10 of 10 4 2 Logical recommendation Total 10