Researching on The Internet It is what all the cool kids do!
Is Researching on the Internet Easy? <ul><li>YES! </li></ul><ul><li>NO! </li></ul>Man you can find anything on the IntermN...
A. Researching on the Internet….Cons <ul><li>1. Endless sources of information. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Think Google! </li></...
B. Researching on the Internet….Pros <ul><li>1. Endless amount of resources! </li></ul><ul><li>2. Accessibility. </li></ul...
C. How do I recognize a non-credible website? <ul><li>1. No author. </li></ul><ul><li>2. No copyright date. </li></ul><ul>...
D. How do I recognize a credible website? <ul><li>1. Author! </li></ul><ul><li>2. Copyright date. </li></ul><ul><li>3. “Of...
Today’s Activity <ul><li>1. Conduct a Google search on your R.P.O.Y. </li></ul><ul><li>2. View 3-5 websites. </li></ul><ul...
Class work Rubric 5/1/2007 <ul><li>4   – Credible website with a clear explanation of why it constitutes such. </li></ul><...
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  1. 1. Researching on The Internet It is what all the cool kids do!
  2. 2. Is Researching on the Internet Easy? <ul><li>YES! </li></ul><ul><li>NO! </li></ul>Man you can find anything on the IntermNets Oh contraire! The internet is a vast wilderness of fact & fiction
  3. 3. A. Researching on the Internet….Cons <ul><li>1. Endless sources of information. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Think Google! </li></ul><ul><li>3. Non-credible sources. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Accuracy of information </li></ul>Do you really want this guy to tell you about political thought during the Renaissance?
  4. 4. B. Researching on the Internet….Pros <ul><li>1. Endless amount of resources! </li></ul><ul><li>2. Accessibility. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Scholarly sites (schools, universities). </li></ul><ul><li>4. Speed of information. </li></ul>My doctoral thesis on nuclear fission is now available at www.nerdyprofessor.com
  5. 5. C. How do I recognize a non-credible website? <ul><li>1. No author. </li></ul><ul><li>2. No copyright date. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Awkward main web address. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Un-professional appearance. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Often associated with .com websites </li></ul>
  6. 6. D. How do I recognize a credible website? <ul><li>1. Author! </li></ul><ul><li>2. Copyright date. </li></ul><ul><li>3. “Official” web address/ title. </li></ul><ul><li>4.Professional appearance/presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Associated with . edu., .org websites </li></ul>
  7. 7. Today’s Activity <ul><li>1. Conduct a Google search on your R.P.O.Y. </li></ul><ul><li>2. View 3-5 websites. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Identify a credible resource. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Be able to explain why it is credible . </li></ul><ul><li>5. This is a 4 point class work assignment. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Class work Rubric 5/1/2007 <ul><li>4 – Credible website with a clear explanation of why it constitutes such. </li></ul><ul><li>3 – Credible website with an attempt to explain why it constitutes such. </li></ul><ul><li>2 - Credible website, no clear explanation of why </li></ul><ul><li>1 - Non-credible website. </li></ul>

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