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How Good Are You At Evaluating the Validity of a Website?

The sites listed here can be used in isolation or with the Website Evaluation PowerPoint presentation (link at the bottom).

Octopus Tree
Martin Luther King

Who?

George1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington

1920s http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/century/1920s.htm

Ancient China http://www.idiotica.com/cranium/encyclopedia/content/ancientchina.htm

George2 http://www.millercenter.virginia.edu/academic/americanpresident/washington

 

What?

 

National http://www.nationalgeographic.com/index.html

Move On http://www.moveon.org/

WTO http://www.gatt.org/

Yahoo http://www.yahoo.com/

Giraffes http://www.petitelapgiraffe.com/index.php

 

When?

 

Museum of Hoaxes

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoaxsites.html

Way Back Machine

http://www.archive.org/

Examples:

www.astros.com

Astros Site on October 28, 1996

http://web.archive.org/web/19961029105652/http://www.astros.com/welcome.htm

Where?

Remember Martin Luther King?

www.martinlutherking.org

www.stormfront.org
and

http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

 

Who’s behind this information?

NCAC
http://www.ncac.org

 

Examples of Website Evaluation Tools:

Critical Evaluation Of A Web Site  Secondary School Level– Kathy Schrock

The Internet Detective

Website Evaluation: Checklist to Quality – Pearson

 

Website evaluation tutorials

Credible Sources Count!

Internet Detective Tutorial

Jo Cool or Jo Fool

 

YouTube Video Tutorials

Octopus Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaOABEHIqIc

Emma & Len – Evaluating Websites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSnm8u7UOwE

Prezi

http://prezi.com/yacnzanipoc4/beware-of-things-that-go-bump-on-the-web/

 

Website Evaluation Quiz 
A Guide to Critical Thinking About What You See on the Web

Quiz -http://www.ithaca.edu/library/training/think8.html

 

Other Quizzes:

Multiple Choice Site Evaluation Quiz

Quia - Website Evaluation Quiz

Evaluating Website Content

Web Evaluation Quiz

 

 

Alternate Methods of Searching

Search @ Census.gov

www.census.gov

 

American FactFinder Census Guide

http://factfinder.census.gov  - Now

http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml - Fall

 

Attachments:


Critical Evaluation of a Website by Kathy Schrock
  The Internet Detective - Website Evaluation

Website Evaluation Presentation
  Website Evaluation: Checklist to Quality