http://www.nasa.gov/home • Http:// is the protocolthat shows it is an internet address. Most, but not all contain www, which stands for world wide web. • Nasa is the domain name, the name of the computer or server to which you connect. • .gov is the domain abbreviation or domain designator(tells what kind of group owns the server • /home is the path which leads to a specific webpage How to read a “URL”(Uniform Resource Locators)
.org=organization • .gov=government agency • .com=business • .net=network • .k12._.us=public schools • .mil=military agency • .edu=university Common Domain Abbreviations
Google • KidRex • All the Web • Ask Jeeves • Yahoo • netTrekker • Fact Monster • Pics 4 Learning • Bing • Dogpile Safe Search Engines
WHO • Wrote the pages and are they an expert in the field? • WHAT • Does the author state is the purpose of the site? • WHEN • Was the site created, updated, last worked on? • WHERE • Does the information come from? • WHY • Is the information useful? 5 W’s of Website Evaluation
Go to the following website • http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/webevaluation • Then spend the next 10-15 minutes going over the tutorial. This will serve as the basis for our next group activity Where do we Begin?
1.Each group of people will receive websites. 2.As a group use the checklist for website credibility. 3.Be able to justify your assessment Evaluating Website Credibility
Dihydrogen Monoxide http://www.dgmo.org Dangerous Chemicals http://www.equilibra.uk.com/dangerous.shtml RYT Hospital http://www.rythospital.com/2011/ United Hospital http://www.allina.com/ahs/united.nsf/ Dog Island http://www.thedogisland.com/ The Burmese Mountain Dog http://descy.50megs.com/akcj3/bnb.html Dogs and More Dogs http://www.pbc.org/wgbh/nova/dogs Websites to Use in Evaluating Websites for Reliability and Validity
Boiler Plate http://www.bigredhair.com/boilerplate Ripley’s Believe it or Not http://ripleys.com/ The Jackalope Conspiracy http://www.sudftw.com/jackcon.htm Conspiracy Theory http://people.howstuffworks.com/conspiracy-theory.htm Stick Insects http://www.brookview.karoo.net/Stick_Insects/ Bingham’s Rare insects http://www.binghamheritage.org.uk/natural_history/wildlife_and_flora/rare_insects.php All about Martin Luther King, Jr http://www.martinlutherking.org Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site http://www.nps.gov/malu/index.htm Central Park, NJ http://centralpark-ny.us Great Sand Dunes, National Park http://www.alamosa.org/things-to-do/scenic-wonders/the-great-sand-dunes
According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to “Plagiarize” means: • To steal or pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own. • To use (another’s production) without crediting the source • To commit literary theft • To present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. What Constitutes Plagiarism?
Go to the following website • http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/ • Then spend the next 10-15 minutes going over the tutorial. This will serve as the basis for our next group activity Where do we Begin?