Lesson 4: Website 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.


    Website1: http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/
    • 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?
    Website2: http://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?


    Website3: http://animalsareweird.blogspot.com/2009/04/hispaniolan-solendon.html
    • 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?