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Evaluating Online Information

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Evaluating Online Information

  1. 1. Digital Citizenship: Evaluating Online Information
  2. 2. Chilton Foley-Reynolds Professional Development Specialist [email_address] chiltrey.pbworks.com/SearchingInternet
  3. 3. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>R 1 </li></ul><ul><li>E </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>L </li></ul>– Read the URL 1 November, Alan. Web Literacy for Educators Corwin Press: Thousand Oaks, CA (2008)
  4. 4. What is in a name? <ul><li>http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/ </li></ul><ul><li>Domain Name </li></ul><ul><li>thebritishmuseum.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Extensions </li></ul><ul><li>.ac – academic institution </li></ul><ul><li>.uk – United Kingdom </li></ul>
  5. 5. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>Read the URL </li></ul><ul><li>Do you recognize the domain name? </li></ul><ul><li>http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cnn.com/2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.washington.edu/discovery </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>Read the URL </li></ul><ul><li>Do you recognize the domain name? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the extension of the domain? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Domain Extensions <ul><li>.com </li></ul><ul><li>.edu </li></ul><ul><li>.mil </li></ul><ul><li>.org </li></ul><ul><li>.k12.ny.us </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul><ul><li>Military </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>School in NY </li></ul>
  8. 8. Country Extensions <ul><li>.es </li></ul><ul><li>.eu </li></ul><ul><li>.it </li></ul><ul><li>.mx </li></ul><ul><li>.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>European Union </li></ul><ul><li>Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul>
  9. 9. Practice <ul><li>Match the word on left to the extension on the right: </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>UK school </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Institution (outside USA) </li></ul><ul><li>UK Company </li></ul><ul><li>.net </li></ul><ul><li>.ac </li></ul><ul><li>.edu </li></ul><ul><li>.org </li></ul><ul><li>.com </li></ul><ul><li>.gov </li></ul><ul><li>.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>.sch </li></ul><ul><li>.mobi </li></ul>
  10. 10. Practice <ul><li>Match the country to the country code: </li></ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>.ca </li></ul><ul><li>.cn </li></ul><ul><li>.za </li></ul><ul><li>.uk </li></ul><ul><li>.mx </li></ul><ul><li>.es </li></ul><ul><li>.in </li></ul><ul><li>.us </li></ul><ul><li>.il </li></ul>
  11. 11. Practice <ul><li>What do you know about these sites by their extensions? </li></ul><ul><li>1. .gov.au </li></ul><ul><li>2. .ac.nz </li></ul><ul><li>3. .sch.uk </li></ul><ul><li>4. .org.es </li></ul>
  12. 12. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>Read the URL </li></ul><ul><li>Do you recognize the domain name? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the extension of the domain? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you on a personal page? </li></ul><ul><li>Clues: A person’s first or last name </li></ul><ul><li>Tilde (~) </li></ul><ul><li>Percent sign (%) </li></ul><ul><li>The words users, people, or members </li></ul>
  13. 13. Practice <ul><li>Read the URL </li></ul><ul><li>What can you tell from each of these URLs? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nike.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.si.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sandiegozoo.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cam.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.upeg.edu/~user/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wwf.de/ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>R – Read the URL </li></ul><ul><li>E </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>L </li></ul>– Examine the Content
  15. 15. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>Examine the Content </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information on the web site useful for your topic? </li></ul><ul><li>Are additional resources and links provided? Do the links work? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the site current? Do you know when it was last updated? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think the information is accurate? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the information contradict information you have found elsewhere? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>Examine the Content </li></ul><ul><li>zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/ </li></ul><ul><li>zapatopi.net/blog/?post=201001156195.tree_octopus_videos_hatch_attack </li></ul><ul><li>www.dhmo.org/ </li></ul>
  17. 17. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>R – Read the URL </li></ul><ul><li>E – Examine the Content </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>L </li></ul>– Ask about the author and owner
  18. 18. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>Ask about the author and owner </li></ul><ul><li>Is the author’s name provided? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a contact person or an address provided? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there biographical information provided about the author? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the author seem knowledgeable? Is he or she an expert in the field? </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of results do you see when you do a search on the author’s name? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>Ask about the author and owner </li></ul><ul><li>easyWhois </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.easywhois.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wayback Machine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.archive.org/index.php </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>R – Read the URL </li></ul><ul><li>E – Examine the Content </li></ul><ul><li>A – Ask about the author and owner </li></ul><ul><li>L – </li></ul>Look at the links
  21. 21. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>Look at the links </li></ul><ul><li>What are the forward links? </li></ul><ul><li>Do the domain names change? </li></ul><ul><li>What do other sites say about the material on the site? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>Look at the links </li></ul><ul><li>Find back links for a site </li></ul><ul><li>IN GOOGLE : </li></ul><ul><li>link zapatopi.net treeoctopus </li></ul><ul><li>link genochoice.com </li></ul>
  23. 23. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>Look at the links </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the back links for these sites: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Feline Reactions to Bearded Men </li></ul><ul><li>2. Augustine of Hippo </li></ul><ul><li>3. California Velcro Crop Under Challenge </li></ul>
  24. 24. Digital Citizenship <ul><li>R – Read the URL </li></ul><ul><li>E – Examine the Content </li></ul><ul><li>A – Ask about the author and owner </li></ul><ul><li>L – </li></ul>Look at the links
  25. 25. Chilton Foley-Reynolds (607) 766-3744 [email_address] chiltrey.pbworks.com/SearchingInternet

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