Website Evaluation

The Internet offers access to many resources but some of them can be of questionable quality. You and your students should learn critical evaluation skills to assess the quality of an Internet resource.

Why teach Information Literacy?  Read this true story called "Teaching Zack to Think" - http://novemberlearning.com/resources/archive-of-articles/teaching-zack-to-think/

Key Steps:

  • How to Read a Web Address
  • Find the Publisher of a Website
  • What is the History of a Website
  • Check the External Links
  • Websites To Evaluate
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    Alan November offers a list of websites that your students could evaluate - http://novemberlearning.com/resources/information-literacy-resources/iii-websites-to-validate/

    "An Educator's Guide to Evaluating Web Sites" is a self-guided tutorial to help refine your skills.

    Media Awareness Network offers a range of media education and Internet literacy resources for the classroom and also for Professional Development at their page called: Internet Learning Resources for Teachers