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Do you trust…. Everything your friends tell you? Everything you see on TV? Everything you read in a book? Everything you read in a text message? Everything you read on the internet? YES! NO!
Clickon the picture below to watch a quick video about why you need to evaluate. Click to enlarge Watch me! When you get to the video. When you are finished, please X out of the video and you will return to this lesson. Click here
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Where? = Domain Where was this website created? You can check out the Domain names. In the web address at the top, look at the URL Domain Purpose .edu Created by a school or university .gov Created by the government .com/.biz Usually created for commercial purposes (to sell things) .org Created by organizations, originally for nonprofit organizations or non-commercial groups, can be biased .net A generic label – does not tell you anything about who created it .mil Created by the military Usually you can trust domains that have .edu or .gov but you still need to check the other W’s!
Who? = Authority Who created this website? Is this person or group an expert in what they are writing about? Look at the very top or very bottom of the page. ○ About this site. ○ Contact us (you should have an email or mailing address to the website author) ○ You might have to find the HOME page to find this information. ○ Keep hunting – sometimes it’s hidden
Why? = Purpose Are they trying to convince youWhy has this that their opinionwebsite been is the only way? created? Is someone trying This means the to sell you site has bias. something? Bias means the information is Are they providing NOT fair. It is information? slanted for or against a topic.
What? = ContentClick on the picture below to watch a video about what you should look for when evaluating the content. Remember! You can click to enlarge the video to fill your screen. X out and return to this PowerPoint when you are done.
When? = Currency When was this website created? When was it last updated? Look at the bottom of the page to find your dates. A website that has not been updated may have information that is no longer accurate or is out-of-date.
Now it’s your turn. Follow the links and evaluate eachwebsite about Abraham Lincoln.
Use it…. Click here: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/lincoln/aa _lincoln_subj.html What’s your evaluation? Great This website This is not a Website! has some good good It meets website to information, most or all but I will use for of the need other research. criteria! sources too.
Did you guess Great Website? Who? Library of Congress Where? Government When? Not foundWhy? Educating, sharing informationWhat? Timeline, dates, easy to read and navigate, includes links to other information, good level of text
Use it….Click here: http://www.chenowith.k12.or.us/tech/cgc c/projects/bright/lincoln01.htm What’s your evaluation? Great This website Website! has some This is not It meets good a good information, website to most or all but I will use for of the need other sources too. research. criteria!
Did you guess NOT a good websiteWho? Betty – Who’s Betty?Where? K12 edu – a school, somewhere?When? Not foundWhy? Educating, sharing informationWhat? dates, easy to read andnavigate, no references or citations
Use it….Click here: http://www.who2.com/abrahamlincoln.htmlWhat’s your evaluation? Great This website Website! has some This is not It meets good a good information, website to most or all but I will use for of the need other sources too. research. criteria!
Did you guess this was a good website to use?Who? Who2 staff – Who are they?Where? .comWhen? Current date at bottomWhy? Education, sharing information,but also includes many advertisementsWhat? Text level looks okay, links formore information, references
Use it….Click here: http://www.coloroflincoln.com/shop/What’s your evaluation? Great This website website! It has some This is not meets good a good information, website to most or all but I will use for of the need other sources too. research. criteria!
Did you guess it was NOT a good website?Who? Abraham Lincoln storeWhere? .com - it’s a store (com meanscommercial)When? 2006Why? Selling thingsWhat? Does not include any researchinformation
I think I’m getting theUse it…. hang of this!Click here: http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/arti cle?id=ar831512&st=lincolnWhat’s your evaluation? Great This website website! It has some This is not meets good a good information, website to most or all but I will use for of the need other sources too. research. criteria!
Did you guess Great Website?Who? World Book EncyclopediaWhere? .com - it’s a commercialencyclopedia (the library pays for it)When? 2011Why? Providing information forresearch purposesWhat? Easy to read, easy tonavigate, includes links and citations, Click here to return togood level of text choice screen.
Great Job Evaluating!You are now ready to use the internetto search for websites to help youresearch!If you want to learn more aboutwebsite evaluation visit…. A quick review Try the evaluation wizard Read more about it!
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