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Internet Safety

  1. 1. <ul><li>Internet Safety Skills </li></ul>
  2. 2. Steps for Web Evaluation Adapted from i-Safe America materials (http://www.isafe.org) URL Look and Feel Content stop stop stop USE
  3. 3. Check URL URL stop
  4. 4. Check Site Look and Feel <ul><li>Does it look professional? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it well organized? </li></ul><ul><li>How easy to use is the site? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there advertisements? </li></ul><ul><li>How long does it take to load? </li></ul><ul><li>Is author information available? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell when it was last updated? </li></ul>URL Look and Feel stop stop
  5. 5. Check Content using 5 W’s Adapted from i-Safe America materials (http://www.isafe.org) And Kathleen Schrock (2002) The ABCs of WebSite Evaluation http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/pdf/weval_02.pdf URL Look and Feel Content stop stop stop USE <ul><li>Who wrote the pages and are they an expert in the field? (Authority?) </li></ul><ul><li>What does the author say the purpose of the site is? (Bias? Written for what audience?) </li></ul><ul><li>Where does the information come from? (Citations?) </li></ul><ul><li>When was it created or last updated? (Dates?) </li></ul><ul><li>Why is the information useful for my purposes? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Triangulation Triangulation is also a good strategy for increasing the likelihood that the content is credible. Triangulation means verifying the information using multiple sources rather than just one source. Credible Information source source source
  7. 7. <ul><li>Website Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Time </li></ul>
  8. 8. http://www.stanford.edu/~jdowens/politics.html We can infer all of the following from this URL except … <ul><li>It is for educational purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a personal website. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a political website. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a government site. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not a secure site. </li></ul>
  9. 9. https://gradebook.alpinedistrict.k12.ut.us/login We can infer all of the following from this URL except … <ul><li>It is a secure site. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a personal website. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a school district site. </li></ul><ul><li>It is for a school district in Utah. </li></ul>
  10. 10. http://www.ed.gov/teachers/jobs.php We can infer all of the following from this URL except … <ul><li>It is a government site. </li></ul><ul><li>It is for a district in Utah. </li></ul><ul><li>It is for educational purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not a secure site. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a dynamic page. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Go to http://www.dhmo.org/ Evaluate this website based on WHO. <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Not Very Confident </li></ul>
  12. 12. Go to http://www.dhmo.org/ E valuate this website based on WHAT . <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Not Very Confident </li></ul>
  13. 13. Go to http://www.dhmo.org/ Evaluate this website based on WHERE . <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Not Confident </li></ul>
  14. 14. Go to http://www.dhmo.org/ Evaluate this website based on WHEN . <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Not Confident </li></ul>
  15. 15. Go to http://www.dhmo.org/ Evaluate this website based on WHY . <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Not Very Confident </li></ul>
  16. 16. Consequences of Website Evaluation <ul><li>H2O hoax believed by California City Officials </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4534017/ </li></ul>
  17. 17. Go to http://zapatopi.net/afdb/ Evaluate this website based on WHO . <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Not Very Confident </li></ul>
  18. 18. Go to http://zapatopi.net/afdb/ Evaluate this website based on WHAT . <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Not Very Confident </li></ul>
  19. 19. Go to http://zapatopi.net/afdb/ Evaluate this website based on WHERE . <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Not Very Confident </li></ul>
  20. 20. Go to http://zapatopi.net/afdb/ Evaluate this website based on WHEN . <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Not Very Confident </li></ul>
  21. 21. Go to http://zapatopi.net/afdb/ Evaluate this website based on WHY . <ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhat Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Not Very Confident </li></ul>
  22. 22. http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html After looking at the website above, which of the 5 W’s do you think is the biggest red flag regarding the website’s credibility? <ul><li>Who </li></ul><ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>Where </li></ul><ul><li>When </li></ul><ul><li>Why </li></ul>
  23. 23. http://www.beefnutrition.org/ After looking at the website above, which of the 5 W’s do you think is the biggest red flag regarding the website’s credibility? <ul><li>Who </li></ul><ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>Where </li></ul><ul><li>When </li></ul><ul><li>Why </li></ul>

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