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Be a detective

  1. 1. Be a DetectiveWhen Evaluating a Web Site…
  2. 2. I will use criticalthinking when using theInternet for researchTo cite or not to citeHow do youevaluate awebpage?
  3. 3. Think about it!• Who can publish?•True or False?•Shelf Life?Rodin, The Thinker
  4. 4. Gather Evidence•Personal web site? Selling?•About us•URL or web address.edu .gov .com.org .net•Google It!Whoa common misconception
  5. 5. 1. The internet has content control.A. TrueB. False2. I can find WHO…A. If the web address has a .comB. From the “about us”C. From the pages advertisements
  6. 6. Gather Evidence•Reliability?•Balanced or one-sided?•Broken links?WhatWikiWikihow
  7. 7. 3. Google will make sure I find all theavailable information on political parties.A. True.B. False.4. Broken links on a web site are ok if thesite looks professional.A. True.B. False.
  8. 8. Gather Evidence•Site created?•Site last updated?When
  9. 9. 5. A web site is good if the author is anexpert on that information.A. True.B. False.6. If I am not sure the website hasaccurate information I should.A. Use it only if it is not my onlysource.B. Use it if there is noadvertisements.C. Do not use it.
  10. 10. Be a DetectiveWho? - question the sourceWhat? - question the contentWhen? - question the date
  11. 11. Images in order of first appearanceEsther’s world. (2011, April 28). Murder at sunview.Retrieved from http://estheryebon.edublogs.org/Margie. (2010, Sept 23). Dump that so-called friend.Retrieved from http://fulfilledlifedesign.com/home/2010/09/dump-that-so-called-friend/Wikipedia. (2010). Paris 2010 – Le penseur.jpg.Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paris_2010_-_Le_Penseur.jpg“Magnifying glass” by flicker user Jeffrey Beall with CC licenseattribution-sharealike“Detective”. screen shot by Kilgallon. Retrieved fromhttp://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/detective/index.html“Question” by Mike Kilgallon.“Evidence”. Screen shot by Kilgallon. Retrieved fromhttp://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/detective/thelaw.html“Shoe”. Screen shot by Kilgallon. Retrieved fromhttp://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/detective/getonthecase.htmlReferencesPlace, E., Kendall, M., Hiom, D., Booth, H., Ayres, P., Manuel, A., Smith, P. (2006) "Internet detective: Wise up tothe web". Retrieved from: http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/detective/

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