Web Site vs. Web Site: The 3-A Way  to Finding the Best Web Sites! East Grand Rapids Public Schools: Information Literacy ...
<ul><li>How Many Web  Sites  are  on the Internet?     </li></ul><ul><li>255,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>77,777,777 </li></u...
Do you Think…… <ul><li>77,777,777? </li></ul><ul><li>WRONG! </li></ul><ul><li>How About a Gazillion? </li></ul><ul><li>Nop...
If You Think…. <ul><li>255,000,000 (255 Million)… </li></ul><ul><li>You are… </li></ul><ul><li>You are… </li></ul><ul><li>...
… RIGHT!!   (yeah, you!)
<ul><li>21.4 MILLION </li></ul><ul><li>Websites added  </li></ul><ul><li>just in 2010! </li></ul>
But…wait!  Is  EVERY  Web Site a  GOOD ,  USEFUL  Web Site? cnn.com kidsclick.org www.petfinder.com mel.org kidscamps.com ...
The Internet is Like a  Big Pile of Candy (yum!) The Internet is Like a  Big Pile of Candy At First, It All Looks Good
Take a Closer Look…. What Do You See?
What Makes a  Good Web Site? <ul><li>HINT:  They All Begin with the Letter  A … </li></ul>
A UTHOR <ul><li>Who  created the site? </li></ul><ul><li>Why  should we trust the author? </li></ul><ul><li>How  can we co...
Let’s Take a Look at a Site <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project </li></ul>
Here’s Another Site About Abraham Lincoln: <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul>
A ccuracy <ul><li>When  was it last updated? </li></ul><ul><li>Are  there any spelling or grammar mistakes? </li></ul><ul>...
Here is a Site to Test  for Accuracy: <ul><li>NASA Pages  </li></ul><ul><li>for Students </li></ul>
Do You Think This Site  is As Accurate? <ul><li>Science Channel - Discovery </li></ul>
A ppearance <ul><li>Are there pop up ads or other distractions? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information clear and easy to fin...
What Do You Think of this Site’s Appearance? <ul><li>About Polls </li></ul>
Now Grade this  Site’s Appearance: <ul><li>It’s My Life :  </li></ul><ul><li>PBS Kids </li></ul>
The 3-A Way of  Grading Web Sites: <ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul>
YOU  be the Judge! <ul><li>Eastgrandrapids.com </li></ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul><ul><li>Eastgr.org </li></ul>
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Info lit #3 evaluating web sites - 2011 update

  1. 1. Web Site vs. Web Site: The 3-A Way to Finding the Best Web Sites! East Grand Rapids Public Schools: Information Literacy – Session 3
  2. 2. <ul><li>How Many Web Sites are on the Internet? </li></ul><ul><li>255,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>77,777,777 </li></ul><ul><li>162,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>12 </li></ul><ul><li>a gazillion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Do you Think…… <ul><li>77,777,777? </li></ul><ul><li>WRONG! </li></ul><ul><li>How About a Gazillion? </li></ul><ul><li>Nope! </li></ul>
  4. 4. If You Think…. <ul><li>255,000,000 (255 Million)… </li></ul><ul><li>You are… </li></ul><ul><li>You are… </li></ul><ul><li>You are… </li></ul>
  5. 5. … RIGHT!! (yeah, you!)
  6. 6. <ul><li>21.4 MILLION </li></ul><ul><li>Websites added </li></ul><ul><li>just in 2010! </li></ul>
  7. 7. But…wait! Is EVERY Web Site a GOOD , USEFUL Web Site? cnn.com kidsclick.org www.petfinder.com mel.org kidscamps.com kdl.org
  8. 8. The Internet is Like a Big Pile of Candy (yum!) The Internet is Like a Big Pile of Candy At First, It All Looks Good
  9. 9. Take a Closer Look…. What Do You See?
  10. 10. What Makes a Good Web Site? <ul><li>HINT: They All Begin with the Letter A … </li></ul>
  11. 11. A UTHOR <ul><li>Who created the site? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we trust the author? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we contact the author? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Let’s Take a Look at a Site <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project </li></ul>
  13. 13. Here’s Another Site About Abraham Lincoln: <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul>
  14. 14. A ccuracy <ul><li>When was it last updated? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any spelling or grammar mistakes? </li></ul><ul><li>Where did the information come from? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Here is a Site to Test for Accuracy: <ul><li>NASA Pages </li></ul><ul><li>for Students </li></ul>
  16. 16. Do You Think This Site is As Accurate? <ul><li>Science Channel - Discovery </li></ul>
  17. 17. A ppearance <ul><li>Are there pop up ads or other distractions? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information clear and easy to find? </li></ul><ul><li>Do the illustrations add to the site? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the font easy to read? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the site focus on one main subject? </li></ul>
  18. 18. What Do You Think of this Site’s Appearance? <ul><li>About Polls </li></ul>
  19. 19. Now Grade this Site’s Appearance: <ul><li>It’s My Life : </li></ul><ul><li>PBS Kids </li></ul>
  20. 20. The 3-A Way of Grading Web Sites: <ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul>
  21. 21. YOU be the Judge! <ul><li>Eastgrandrapids.com </li></ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul><ul><li>Eastgr.org </li></ul>

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