Lesson 4: Web Site Validity

  • How do you tell if a website is valid or trustworthy?

    Review:  

    UNC Asheville: Evaluating Website Material

    http://bullpup.lib.unca.edu/library/lr/evalweb.html

    Key Questions: 

    • Is it clear what it's about?
    • Is it easy to find the information you need?
    • Is it clear who is providing the information?
    • Can the information be checked?
    • When was the site produced / updated?
    • Are there a lot of ads?
    • Is it Trustworthy?

    ex 1.   ex 2.   ex 3.


    Activity:

    In class we will look at three websites with similar subjects. Which, if any are trustworthy?

    • Select the three lists below and copy
    • In YOUR Evernote Notebook, create a new note titled:  "FirstL- Website Validity"
    • Paste the grid into the note.
    • Answer the questions as directed.

    Website 1http://animalsareweird.blogspot.com/2009/04/hispaniolan-solendon.html

    • Is it clear what it's about?
    • Is it easy to find the information you need?
    • Is it clear who is providing the information?
    • Can the information be checked?
    • When was the site produced / updated?
    • Are there a lot of ads?
    • Is it Trustworthy?

    Website 2http://www.edgeofexistence.org/mammals/species_info.php?id=4

    • Is it easy to find the information you need?
    • Is it clear who is providing the information?
    • Can the information be checked?
    • When was the site produced / updated?
    • Are there a lot of ads?
    • Is it Trustworthy?

    Website 3: http://www.makethelist.net/top-10-strange-animals/

    • Is it easy to find the information you need?
    • Is it clear who is providing the information?
    • Can the information be checked?
    • When was the site produced / updated?
    • Are there a lot of ads?
    • Is it Trustworthy?