Critical Literacy skills in evaluating web sites ·


Examples of bogus websites
http://www.brookview.karoo.net/Sellafield_Zoo/ Relevant to the current nuclear energy debate?
http://home.inreach.com/kumbach/velcro.html Velcro crop?
http://bigredhair.com/boilerplate/ An engineering marvel? ·

Web evaluation tools for students
Browse the Tutorial and then try the Quiz at… http://www.quick.org.uk

Other tools;

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html

http://servercc.oakton.edu/%7Ejmayzel/247/evalchart.htm

http://www.marinette.k12.wi.us/hs/lmc/web_eval.htm

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/eval.html (has many links as well as printable checklists)


Printable checklists:

http://edtech.sandi.net/old305/handouts/digitalclassroom/walklikealibrarian/evaluatesites/evaluatingwebsites.pdf

http://www.quick.org.uk/summaryprint.htm

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker.pdf


Choose one of the tools from above and use it on two of the web pages below:

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Exotic animals

Jackalopes
Haggis
Quoll
Pacific North West Tree Octopus
Rock Nest Monster
Walking Coffin Fish
AIDS

AIDS Facts 1
AIDS Facts 2
AIDS Facts 3
AIDS Facts 4
Cloning

Cloning 1
Cloning 2
Cloning 3

Anti gravity research

Antigravity 1
Antigravity 2
Intelligent Design

Intelligent Design 1
Intelligent Design 2
Intelligent Design 3
Intelligent Design 4
Scientific Method

Strawberry Poptarts
Feline reactions (may need to copy + paste link into browser)
Stress testing marshmallow bunnies
http://www.improbable.com/airchives/classical/cat/cat.html
Comparison of a real and a fake site

World Trade Organization 1
World Trade Organization 2
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