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  1. 1. Website Evaluation Mrs. Rainwater School Librarian
  2. 2. Kathy Schrock's 5Ws of Website Evaluation <ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul>Vincente, D. (Photographer). (2007). Search-engine-marketing . [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/danardvincente/2512148775
  3. 3. Who? <ul><ul><li>Who wrote the pages and are they an expert? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is a biography of the author included? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I find out more about the author? </li></ul></ul>Andercismo. (Photographer). (2007). Magnifying glass . [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/andercismo/2349098787
  4. 4. What? <ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of the site?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What else might the author have in mind for the site? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What makes the site easy to use? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What information is included and does it differ from other websites? </li></ul></ul>Tomlinson, K. (Photographer). (2009). Click here . [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/katetomlinson/3234551523/
  5. 5. What does the URL tell you? <ul><ul><li>Domain Types: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.com = commercial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.net = network/commercial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.gov = government* </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.org = non-profit organization* </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.edu = higher education* </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.k12.[state]. us = K-12 education* </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.mil = military </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;~&quot; in url might often means it is a personal website </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. When? <ul><ul><li>When was the site created? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When was the site last updated? </li></ul></ul>Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos. (Photographer). (2008). |||||||| divider |||||||| -- *** caught up again! *** . [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/3359341601
  7. 7. Where? <ul><ul><li>Where does the information come from? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where can I look to find more information about the sponsor of the site? </li></ul></ul>zoomar. (Photographer). (2008). Roscoe considers recording a podcast . [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoomar/2265202595
  8. 8. Why? <ul><ul><li>Why is this information useful for my purpose? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why should I use this information? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is this page better than another? </li></ul></ul>verbeeldingskr8. (Photographer). (2008). Information overload . [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/3638834128
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>Schrock, Kathy. &quot;Discovery Education.&quot;  The 5 Ws of Website Evaluation . Discovery Education, 2009. Web. 22 Feb 2011. <http://kathyschrock.net/abceval/5ws.pdf>. </li></ul>

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