Evaluating a Web Site. Student Objectives  Student will compile a web site evaluation folder to use for reference use. All assignments will be placed.

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<ul><li><p>Evaluating a Web Site</p></li><li><p>Student ObjectivesStudent will compile a web site evaluation folder to use for reference use. All assignments will be placed in this folder for final grade. </p></li><li><p>Student ObjectivesStudent will use web evaluation guidelines to determine authenticity.Student will choose 3 forms from a choice of 4 to use for evaluations. Use forms to evaluate five sites as given by teacher. (place in folder)</p></li><li><p>Student Objectives*Access article from site: http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/wp/credibility/page1.htm(Read article, Why Evaluate Web Information? (place in Web Site Evaluation folder with three reasons why we evaluate sites)</p></li><li><p>Student ObjectivesStudent will be given questions to use as a guideline to web evaluation.Student will answer questions in order to determine the validity of a web page. (place in folder)</p></li><li><p>Topics CoveredThe importance of web evaluationReview of traditional evaluation criteriaApplication of evaluation criteria to specific types of web resources</p></li><li><p>Importance of Web EvaluationQuality of web resources varies tremendously!Scams are out there!Truth or falsehood?Bias/Objectivity of information?The search for trustworthy information.</p></li><li><p>Evaluation CriteriaAuthorityObjectivityAccuracyCurrencyCoverage</p></li><li><p>Criterion #1: AccuracyAlmost anyone can publish on the WebMany Web resources not verified by editors and/or fact checkersWeb standards to ensure accuracy not fully developed.</p></li><li><p>Criterion #2: AuthorityOften difficult to determine authorship of Web resourcesIf authors name listed, his/her qualifications often absentPublisher responsibility often not indicated </p></li><li><p>Criterion #3: Objectivity* Web often functions as a virtual soapbox* Goals/aims of persons or groups presenting material often not clearly stated</p></li><li><p>Criterion #4: Currency Dates not always included on Web pagesIf included, a date may have various meanings: -Date first created -Date placed on Web -Date last reviewed</p></li><li><p>Criterion #5: CoverageWeb coverage may differ from print or other media coverageOften hard to determine extent of Web coverage</p></li><li><p>Questions to Ask?Who wrote it?When was it written?Why was it written?Is is biased?Is is authentic?Is the author an expert?(http://library/usm.maine.edu/guides/webeval.html print and place in folder)Is the page easy to use?Is the page free from HTML errors?Are the graphics useful?Can you verify the information?Is the bibliography included?</p></li><li><p>Web Page Evaluation ProcedureStep 1: Identify the type of Web PageAdvocacyBusiness/MarketingInformational NewsPersonalEntertainment</p></li><li><p>Web Page Evaluation ProcedureStep 2: Use the appropriate checklist* Answer questions with Yes or No</p></li><li><p>Web Page Evaluation ProcedureStep 3: Based on the checklist criteria, determine the relative quality of the Web page*the greater number of checklist questions answered yes, the more likely the page is of higher informational quality</p></li><li><p>Internet Reference Siteshttp://lrs.edu.uiuc.edu/wp/credibility/page1/htmhttp://library/usm.maine.edu/guides/webeval.htmlhttp://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/evalhigh.htmlhttp://muse.widener.edu/Wolfgram-Memorial-Library/webeval/eval1198/sld002.htmhttp://mciunix.mciu.k12.pa.us/~spjvweb/evalrole.html</p><p>Students will use material taken from each of these sitesThe four evaluation forms are adapted from these sitesStudents will have to access a few of these sites in order to complete assignments</p></li><li><p>Overview of LessonInclusion seniors: Study Skills classLength of lesson: one school week or as needed from student pace</p></li><li><p>ConclusionStudents will understand the importance of Web EvaluationStudents will compile a working portfolio for Web Evaluation usage</p><p>Students will have a broad variety of Web Evaluation forms to choose fromStudents will complete Web Evaluations using criteria given</p></li></ul>

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