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  • Becoming a Web Detective Samantha A. Silag Memorial School Library December, 2008 For Learning…For Life!
  • Today’s Objectives
    • To learn why it is important to become “web detectives” when you are researching on the internet.
    • To learn how to evaluate website sources.
  • Two Truths One Fib
  • Why Website Evaluation?
    • Billions of websites out there!
    • Trash vs. treasure
    • Hoax cites
    • California's Velcro Crop Challenged
    • Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie
    • Hunting Season for Haggis
    • Moon development
    • Mankato, MN
    • The Onion
    • Uncyclopedia
    • Male pregnancy
    • Biohazard Alert Detector
  • ABC’s of Website Evaluation
    • A = Author
    • Is there an author?
    • Is the author qualified to write about the subject?
    • Can the information be verified elsewhere?
    • B = Bias
    • Is information presented in a fair, objective manner?
    • Is the page free of unnecessary advertising?
    • C= Content
    • Is the information relevant, believable and useful for your purposes?
  • More ABC’s… well, D and E!
    • D= Dates
    • Does the webpage show the date when it was created? Last updated?
    • Is it updated regularly?
    • Is the information outdated?
    • E= Editor
    • Does the webpage name an editor or fact checker?
    • Does the webpage have a reputable sponsor such as a university or government agency.
    • Does the webpage include a bibliography?
  • More Clues…
    • Look at the Internet Address Ending
      • .com = commercial site (
      • .org = non profit organization (
      • .edu = educational site by an educational institution (
      • .net = network of organizations (
      • .mil = military organizations (
      • .ma .us = geographically based website
      • ( ) vs. ( )
      • . gov = government website ( )
    • Truncate the URL
      • Host site: Women’s International Center
      • Webpage: Biography on Jane Goodall
  • Where Should You Go?
    • Your teacher tells you to create an anti-smoking ad campaign for
    • an assignment on persuasive writing. Using the Web Detective
    • Worksheet you will each evaluate one of the following sites and
    • determine if you would use it for this project:
    • American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation
    • R.J. Reynolds
    • American Lung Association (Tobacco Control section)
    • Tobacco Free Initiative (World Health Organization)
    • Tobacco Free Kids website
    • Big Drug's Nicotine War
    • Coalition for a Tobacco Free Midlands
    • Phillip Morris Tobacco Company page on Youth Smoking Prevention
    • Children Opposed to Smoking Tobacco
  • Just Say NO...
    • No internet without adult supervision.
  • For Learning…
    • Reliable, accurate information is essential to solid research…
    • and good grades!
  • And For Life…
    • Reliable information is essential to quality of life
    Nick Jonas has diabetes...could I get it too? Is Barack Obama Oprah Winfrey's best friend? Did the Twilight author (Stephenie Meyer) really have her next book stolen and posted on the internet?
  • Sources
    • Springfield Township Virtual Library. Retrieved November 25, 2008.
    • CMIS (Curriculum Materials Information Services). Retrieved November 25 from the Department of Education and training, Western Australia.
    • Pam Berger’s Web Evaluation Guide. Retrieved November 28, 2008 from theUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    • Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
  • What Did You Learn ?