Year 7 - Week 3 validity and bias

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Year 7 - Week 3 validity and bias

  1. 1. WEEK 3
  2. 2. UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING WEB SEARCH RESULTS
  3. 3. FINDING INFORMATION ON WEBPAGES • You have 20 minutes to scan and summarise all of the following websites. Make brief notes as you go along. You should work in pairs. • Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus • BBC iPlayer Campaign • Victorian Robots • Save the Guinea Worm
  4. 4. BEING A CRITICAL USER • Questions to ask of all the websites that you visit for information • Who has written the website? • What is it about? Is it factual? • Does the URL help confirm reliability? Is it a personal page? • When was it last updated? Is that recent enough to still be valid? • Where does the information originate from? • What sites link to / from the website? • Why has the author written the information? • How good is the information
  5. 5. FACT OR OPINION? •Consider the following statements and decide if they are fact or opinion •I think that One Direction are brilliant •Wednesday follows Tuesday every week •Coffee tastes better than tea •An oak is a tree, not a fish
  6. 6. RELIABILITY AND BIAS • Use the Teach-ICT website to find out more about spotting if a website is reliable.
  7. 7. SUMMARY • Decide if a website is fact based or opinion based • This determines bias • Decide if the website is accurate or reliable • This determines reliability
  8. 8. WHAT DO YOU THINK NOW? • Look at these websites again using your new knowledge about bias and validity • Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus • BBC iPlayer Campaign • Victorian Robots • Save the Guinea Worm

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