Evaluating Web Sites. A Webquest for grades 9-12 Created by Denise McCall. Introduction.
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for grades 9-12
Created by Denise McCall
Before the Internet, you did your research at your local library. The card catalogs made researching tedious and time consuming. The Internet is full of so much information, but how do you know what is truth and what is not? It’s your turn to be the detectives, lets see what you can find.
Do you ever wonder:
Who puts information up on the web?
How can I decide if this information is any good, anyway?
Can I find something that might be better than this?
This Webquest is designed to help you answer these questions and a few others. When you finish this quest, you will be more able to look critically at web sites.
The Quality Information Checklist
Next , download and print the
Website Evaluation Sheet located on my website
and answer all the questions as a team,
then decide if the following websites are reliable or not.
Beware of what you find…
Now you’re done, What did you think?
Were you able to find anything suspicious about either site? Remember, you may form an immediate opinion of the site’s reliability but you have to be able to PROVE it is reliable with the methods you have learned.
Did you, as partners, discover different things about the web site concerning it’s reliability?
Work together with your partner to create a quick presentation to the class about your findings. Be prepared to show us why the site was either reliable or not.