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Information Literacy PowerPoint

  1. 1. Would you be more likely to take a piece of candy from a trusted friend or a complete stranger? Explain.
  2. 2. Website Sponsors Who sponsors your favorite website?
  3. 3. Website Sponsors <ul><li>There are millions of websites on the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Some are reliable and some are not. </li></ul><ul><li>The most effective way to determine if a site is reliable is to determine the sponsor of the site. </li></ul><ul><li>The URL of the site can help you determine the sponsor of the site. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Domain <ul><li>A domain is a particular section of the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>.com </li></ul><ul><li>.org </li></ul><ul><li>.edu </li></ul><ul><li>.gov </li></ul><ul><li>.net </li></ul>
  5. 5. .com <ul><li>Commercial Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Can be purchased by any individual or business in any country . </li></ul><ul><li>Find out as much as possible about the company responsible for the site. </li></ul><ul><li>“ About Us” or “Contact Us” </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Information </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=226140 GO </li></ul>
  6. 6. .org <ul><li>Nonprofit Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Any individual or business may now register a .org domain name </li></ul><ul><li>Find out as much as possible about the organization responsible for the site. </li></ul><ul><li>“ About Us” or “Contact Us” </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Information </li></ul><ul><li>http://wikipedia.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II GO </li></ul>
  7. 7. .edu <ul><li>School or University </li></ul><ul><li>The work of a student, teacher, or professor. </li></ul><ul><li>Tilde: ~ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>someone's personal web page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify the school or university </li></ul><ul><li>http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/wwii.asp GO </li></ul>
  8. 8. .gov <ul><li>United States Government </li></ul><ul><li>Usually very reliable, published to the Web by the government. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.archives.gov/research/ww2/photos/ GO </li></ul>
  9. 9. .net <ul><li>Network Site </li></ul><ul><li>May be excellent resources, but they may be very unreliable.  </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Service Provider or Free Host </li></ul><ul><li>“ About Us” or “Contact Us” </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Information </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.worldwar-2.net/ GO </li></ul>

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