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Info lit #3 evaluating web sites - 2011 update


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Info lit #3 evaluating web sites - 2011 update

  1. 1. <ul>Web Site vs. Web Site: </ul><ul>The 3-A Way to Finding the Best Web Sites! </ul><ul>East Grand Rapids Public Schools: Information Literacy – Session 3 </ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>How Many Web Sites are on the Internet? </li></ul><ul><li>255,000,000
  3. 3. 77,777,777
  4. 4. 162,000,000
  5. 5. 12
  6. 6. a gazillion </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul>Do you Think…… </ul><ul>77,777,777? </ul><ul>WRONG! </ul><ul>How About a Gazillion? </ul><ul>Nope! </ul>
  8. 8. <ul>If You Think…. </ul><ul>255,000,000 (255 Million)… </ul><ul>You are… </ul><ul>You are… </ul><ul>You are… </ul>
  9. 9. <ul>… RIGHT!! (yeah, you!) </ul>
  10. 10. <ul>21.4 MILLION Websites added just in 2010! </ul>
  11. 11. <ul>But…wait! Is EVERY Web Site a GOOD , USEFUL Web Site? </ul><ul> </ul><ul> </ul><ul> </ul><ul> </ul><ul> </ul><ul> </ul>
  12. 12. <ul>The Internet is Like a Big Pile of Candy (yum!) </ul><ul>The Internet is Like a Big Pile of Candy </ul><ul>At First, It All Looks Good </ul>
  13. 13. <ul>Take a Closer Look…. </ul><ul>What Do You See? </ul>
  14. 14. <ul>What Makes a Good Web Site? </ul><ul>HINT: They All Begin with the Letter A … </ul>
  15. 15. <ul>A UTHOR </ul><ul><li>Who created the site?
  16. 16. Why should we trust the author?
  17. 17. How can we contact the author? </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul>Let’s Take a Look at a Site </ul><ul>Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project </ul>
  19. 19. <ul>Here’s Another Site About Abraham Lincoln: </ul><ul>Abraham Lincoln </ul>
  20. 20. <ul>A ccuracy </ul><ul><li>When was it last updated?
  21. 21. Are there any spelling or grammar mistakes?
  22. 22. Where did the information come from? </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul>Here is a Site to Test for Accuracy: </ul><ul>NASA Pages for Students </ul>
  24. 24. <ul>Do You Think This Site is As Accurate? </ul><ul>Science Channel - Discovery </ul>
  25. 25. <ul>A ppearance </ul><ul><li>Are there pop up ads or other distractions?
  26. 26. Is the information clear and easy to find?
  27. 27. Do the illustrations add to the site?
  28. 28. Is the font easy to read?
  29. 29. Does the site focus on one main subject? </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul>What Do You Think of this Site’s Appearance? </ul><ul>About Polls </ul>
  31. 31. <ul>Now Grade this Site’s Appearance: </ul><ul>It’s My Life : PBS Kids </ul>
  32. 32. <ul>The 3-A Way of Grading Web Sites: </ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul>YOU be the Judge! </ul><ul> </ul><ul>vs. </ul>