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Understanding the Importance of Internet/Web-Based Learning. http://www.nasa.gov/home Http:// is the protocol that shows it is an internet address. Most, but not all contain www, which stands for world wide web.

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how to read a url uniform resource locators
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)
common domain abbreviations
.org=organization
  • .gov=government agency
  • .com=business
  • .net=network
  • .k12._.us=public schools
  • .mil=military agency
  • .edu=university
Common Domain Abbreviations
safe search engines
Google
  • KidRex
  • All the Web
  • Ask Jeeves
  • Yahoo
  • netTrekker
  • Fact Monster
  • Pics 4 Learning
  • Bing
  • Dogpile
Safe Search Engines
5 w s of website evaluation
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
where do we begin
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?
evaluating website credibility
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
websites to use in evaluating websites for reliability and validity
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
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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

what constitutes plagiarism
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?
where do we begin1
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?
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