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  1. 1. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 1 of 6
  2. 2. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 2 of 6 Web Site Evaluation FormWebsite Title: JigZone. URL: http://www.jigzone.comTarget Learner: 6 & up Subject/topic: Utility/ PuzzlesEvaluator: Crystal Carpenter Date: March 25, 2011 CRITERIA RATING CONTENT 5 4 3 2 1 1 Website is affiliated with a reputable organization. ** 2 Learning goals/objectives are clearly stated. ** 3 Learning activities are student-centered. ** 4 Author/webmaster’s contact information is provided. ** 5 Content information is accurate and bias free. ** 6 Content information is reliable. ** 7 Content information is up to date. ** 8 Content information is grade/age appropriate. ** 9 Grammar and spelling are accurate. ** 10 Website information complies with copyright laws. ** 11 Bibliographic references are provided. ** 12 Website provides high-level user interactivity. ** Subtotal: 54 /60 points DESIGN 5 4 3 2 1 13 Overall screen display is visually pleasing. ** 14 Text is legible. ** 15 Multimedia enhances learning. ** 16 Multimedia elements work properly. ** Subtotal: 20 /20 points NAVIGATION 5 4 3 2 1 17 All links work properly. ** 18 All links are clearly labeled. ** 19 A site map is provided. ** 20 Website is easy to navigate. ** Subtotal: 19 /20 points GRAND TOTAL (Content + Design + Navigation): 93 /100 points Excellent: Above 90 Good: 75-89 Fair: 60-74 Poor: Below 60 Jigzone.com is an online jigsaw puzzle website, where you choose the level of difficultyfrom a simple 6 piece cut to a challenging 247 piece cut. My family and I love this website anduse it all the time. The content of Jigzone is so easy to understand and navigate around that achild five or six can use it. This website has material that is age appropriate and provides avariety of levels, puzzle styles and photos to choose from. The website is reliable and always upto date, making it enjoyable and fresh all the time. I would recommend this website to anyone. It can be used for educational purposes aswell as fun! As a teacher, I would use Jigzone for my students as a free time activity. Studentslearn how to put shapes together, organize color and pattern while working against the clock.
  3. 3. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 3 of 6 Web Site Evaluation FormWebsite Title: Schoolpsychology URL: http://www.schoolpsychology.netTarget Learner: Psychologist, teachers, parents Subject/topic: Subject/ psychology resourceEvaluator: Crystal Carpenter Date: March 25, 2011 CRITERIA RATING CONTENT 5 4 3 2 1 1 Website is affiliated with a reputable organization. ** 2 Learning goals/objectives are clearly stated. ** 3 Learning activities are student-centered. ** 4 Author/webmaster’s contact information is provided. ** 5 Content information is accurate and bias free. ** 6 Content information is reliable. ** 7 Content information is up to date. 8 Content information is grade/age appropriate. ** 9 Grammar and spelling are accurate. ** 10 Website information complies with copyright laws. ** 11 Bibliographic references are provided. ** 12 Website provides high-level user interactivity. ** Subtotal: 47 /60 points DESIGN 5 4 3 2 1 13 Overall screen display is visually pleasing. ** 14 Text is legible. ** 15 Multimedia enhances learning. ** 16 Multimedia elements work properly. ** Subtotal: 16 /20 points NAVIGATION 5 4 3 2 1 17 All links work properly. ** 18 All links are clearly labeled. ** 19 A site map is provided. ** 20 Website is easy to navigate. ** Subtotal: 18 /20 points GRAND TOTAL (Content + Design + Navigation): 81 /100 points Excellent: Above 90 Good: 75-89 Fair: 60-74 Poor: Below 60 Schoolpsychology is a website that provides psychologist, educators and parents withinformation about learning disabilities, ADHD, functional behavioral assessment, autism, adolescence,parenting, psychological assessment, special education, mental retardation, mental health, and morerelated areas. This content of this website is arranged in a inviting and easy to read manner. Ifound the information to be reliable and useful to viewers. The home page is colorful and clearlystates available links to navigate the reader. I would recommend this to an educator that is trying to learn more about a particulardisability that affects one of their students. With a better understand of such, a teacher can tailortheir lesson around that disability if necessary. I highly advise a parent to use schoolpsyschologyto keep abreast of changes and new information that would affect their child in the educationenvironment. This website is a mecca of useful information assembled in a concise and clearformat.
  4. 4. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 4 of 6.. Web Site Evaluation FormWebsite Title: Quest Garden URL: http://questgarden.comTarget Learner: k-12 students/educators Subject/topic: Webquest /Lesson PlannerEvaluator: Crystal Carpenter Date: March 25, 2011 CRITERIA RATING CONTENT 5 4 3 2 1 1 Website is affiliated with a reputable organization. ** 2 Learning goals/objectives are clearly stated. ** 3 Learning activities are student-centered. ** 4 Author/webmaster’s contact information is provided. ** 5 Content information is accurate and bias free. ** 6 Content information is reliable. ** 7 Content information is up to date. ** 8 Content information is grade/age appropriate. ** 9 Grammar and spelling are accurate. ** 10 Website information complies with copyright laws. ** 11 Bibliographic references are provided. ** 12 Website provides high-level user interactivity. ** Subtotal: 58 /60 points DESIGN 5 4 3 2 1 13 Overall screen display is visually pleasing. ** 14 Text is legible. ** 15 Multimedia enhances learning. ** 16 Multimedia elements work properly. ** Subtotal: 16/20 points NAVIGATION 5 4 3 2 1 17 All links work properly. ** 18 All links are clearly labeled. ** 19 A site map is provided. ** 20 Website is easy to navigate. ** Subtotal: 19 /20 points GRAND TOTAL (Content + Design + Navigation): 93 /100 points Excellent: Above 90 Good: 75-89 Fair: 60-74 Poor: Below 60Quest Garden is a website for pre-service teachers, working teachers, and the professionaldevelopers and teacher educators who work with them. Access to QuestGarden is open to anyeducator over the age of 18 and requires a membership. Interested users can sign up for a 30 dayfree trial offer. The purpose of the site is to create lessons that make good use of the web,engage learners in applying higher level thinking to authentic problems, thus by using everyonestime well. The site offers many advantages for the educator such as links to other professional sites.The site was clear and easy to understand with just the right amount of introductory information.I would recommend this Quest Garden to any instructor who is looking for a flexible lessonplanning system that can offer students a challenging curriculum that fits into the goals andobjectives required for their level.
  5. 5. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 5 of 6. Web Site Evaluation FormWebsite Title: Starfall URL: http://www.starfall.comTarget Learner: K-5 Subject/topic: Content/ ReadingEvaluator: Crystal Carpenter Date: March 25, 2011 CONTENT 5 4 3 2 1 1 Website is affiliated with a reputable organization. ** 2 Learning goals/objectives are clearly stated. ** 3 Learning activities are student-centered. ** 4 Author/webmaster’s contact information is provided. ** 5 Content information is accurate and bias free. ** 6 Content information is reliable. ** 7 Content information is up to date. ** 8 Content information is grade/age appropriate. ** 9 Grammar and spelling are accurate. ** 10 Website information complies with copyright laws. ** 11 Bibliographic references are provided. ** 12 Website provides high-level user interactivity. ** Subtotal: 60 /60 points DESIGN 5 4 3 2 1 13 Overall screen display is visually pleasing. ** 14 Text is legible. ** 15 Multimedia enhances learning. ** 16 Multimedia elements work properly. ** Subtotal: 20 /20 points NAVIGATION 5 4 3 2 1 17 All links work properly. ** 18 All links are clearly labeled. ** 19 A site map is provided. ** 20 Website is easy to navigate. ** Subtotal: 19 /20 points GRAND TOTAL (Content + Design + Navigation): 99 /100 points Excellent: Above 90 Good: 75-89 Fair: 60-74 Poor: Below 60 Starfall is a free public service website that teaches children to read with phonics. This site isperfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschoolers, andEnglish language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall also serves as an educational alternative toother entertainment choices for children offering various age themes and subjects to make learning to readfun. An added benefit is an educational store for parents and teachers. I think the content, design andnavigation format of this site is excellent, as my evaluation reflects. I highly recommend this site to K-5 professionals and parents because it is easy to use and servesas a great skill builder. Teachers can use this site in the classroom for those students struggling withreading as a supplement to current lessons and as a free time activity. Parents can use the site at home forsimilar reasons. Its color coding and simple home page allow the younger student to use to site withminimal assistance.
  6. 6. Teachers Discovering Computers, 5th Edition Page 6 of 6 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 4 2 Logical recommendation Total 10

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