Evaluating Web Sites
Using the Internet to investigate topics and answer questions requires that the reader is able to evaluate the usefulness and credibility of the information on a Web site. This activity is designed to help you and your students evaluate Web sites and determine which ones are most useful. You will browse a Web site and evaluate it by answering the basic questions of who, what, when, where, why, and how?
When you have finished the interactive activity, choose two Web sites that you and your students use in your curriculum. Go to each site and apply the questions and criteria in the interactive activity to evaluate the sites that you use regularly. When you have finished, jot down your answers to the following questions:
- What did you learn about evaluating a Web site for your curriculum and instruction?
- How did your answers compare with the suggested answers for each text box?
- What questions do you still have about evaluating Web sites for student use?
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