2009 Web Site Evaluation Info Lit Session 3

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2009 Web Site Evaluation Info Lit Session 3

  1. 1. Web Site vs. Web Site: The 3-A Way to Finding the Best Web Sites! East Grand Rapids Public Schools: Information Literacy – Session 3
  2. 2. <ul><li>How Many Web Sites are on the Internet? </li></ul><ul><li>108,450 </li></ul><ul><li>77,777,777 </li></ul><ul><li>162,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>12 </li></ul><ul><li>a gazillion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Do you Think…… <ul><li>77,777,777? </li></ul><ul><li>WRONG! </li></ul><ul><li>How About a Gazillion? </li></ul><ul><li>Nope! </li></ul>
  4. 4. If You Think…. <ul><li>162,000,000 (162 Million)… </li></ul><ul><li>You are… </li></ul><ul><li>You are… </li></ul><ul><li>You are… </li></ul>
  5. 5. … RIGHT!! (yeah, you!)
  6. 6. But…wait! Is EVERY Web Site a GOOD , USEFUL Web Site? cnn.com kidsclick.org www.petfinder.com mel.org kidscamps.com kdl.org
  7. 7. The Internet is Like a Big Pile of Candy (yum!) The Internet is Like a Big Pile of Candy At First, It All Looks Good
  8. 8. Take a Closer Look…. What Do You See?
  9. 9. What Makes a Good Web Site? <ul><li>HINT: They All Begin with the Letter A … </li></ul>
  10. 10. A UTHOR <ul><li>Who created the site? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we trust the author? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we contact the author? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Let’s Take a Look at a Site <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project </li></ul>
  12. 12. Here’s Another Site About Abraham Lincoln: <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul>
  13. 13. A ccuracy <ul><li>When was it last updated? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any spelling or grammar mistakes? </li></ul><ul><li>Where did the information come from? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Here is a Site to Test for Accuracy: <ul><li>NASA Pages </li></ul><ul><li>for Students </li></ul>
  15. 15. Do You Think This Site is As Accurate? <ul><li>Science Channel - Discovery </li></ul>
  16. 16. A ppearance <ul><li>Are there pop up ads or other distractions? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information clear and easy to find? </li></ul><ul><li>Do the illustrations add to the site? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the font easy to read? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the site focus on one main subject? </li></ul>
  17. 17. What Do You Think of this Site’s Appearance? <ul><li>About Polls </li></ul>
  18. 18. Now Grade this Site’s Appearance: <ul><li>It’s My Life : </li></ul><ul><li>PBS Kids </li></ul>
  19. 19. The 3-A Way of Grading Web Sites: <ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul>
  20. 20. YOU be the Judge! <ul><li>Eastgrandrapids.com </li></ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul><ul><li>Eastgr.org </li></ul>

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