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Workshop Description:

Friday, June 27: Web Site Evaluation: You CAN”T Believe EVERYTHING You Read on the Internet!
In today’s information overloaded world, our students desperately need skills that will enable them to critically THINK about the sources that they use in research. This workshop will review some resources for teaching students to evaluate their web resources. Examples of good and bad websites will be given, and a discussion of Wikipedia and its value (OR NOT) included. (ADE Criteria: Content, Instructional strategies, Educational technology)
Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to use resources and tools for web site evaluation in the classroom.
  • Participants will discuss web site criteria and the value of cooperative knowledge sites such as Wikipedia.
  • Participants will be able to critically evaluate websites.
  • Participants will examine various web sites for CREDIBILITY/AUTHORITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, RELEVANCE, DATE, SOURCES BEHIND THE TEXT, SCOPE AND PURPOSE.
  • Participants will be able to evaluate websites used by students in student research.
  • Participants will be discuss tools for effective Internet searching including the use of Pathfinders, Subscription Databases, and Web Quests.

Presentation Handout:


Resources & Websites:
Criteria for Website Evaluation:

WebQuests on WebSite Evaluation:

Hoax Websites:

How to Identify Hoaxes:

Other Sites: