The CRAAP test : Evaluating Web Resources http://libguides.library.ncat.edu/content.php?pid=53820&sid=394505 The CRAAP test : Evaluating Web Resources
This is a multidisciplinary guide on evaluating research sources, especially resources found on the World Wide Web.
By scoring each category on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 = worst, 10=best possible) you can give each site a grade on a 50 point scale for how high-quality it is!
45 - 50 Excellent | 40 - 44 Good | 35 - 39 Average | 30 - 34 Borderline Acceptable | Below 30 - Unacceptable
Decide Quick http://www.decidequick.com/ Decide Quick
Ever had trouble deciding on something? Yes, you say? Well you aren't alone !
With millions and millions of choices and varying opinions on every choice, life's decisions can be daunting. Worse still is the cost of making a wrong decision. Imagine buying a product just by reading one great review only to realize it's not to your liking.
We start our decision making process up researching online through various sources only to find a plethora of information which is; yes, just information and opinions, reviews and recommendations. It's great, but its information overload and it's not making our lives easier. After all the research we ask our friends for a recommendation, and value that highly in our decision making process. All this takes time, and time is MONEY!
Choosing Internet Resources [UNESCO] http://bit.ly/LInhCO Choosing Internet Resources [UNESCO]
How can teachers assess the validity and authority of internet resources? This section provides links to articles and websites that help teachers to determine which internet resources are reliable.
Some websites define evaluation criteria, such as: appropriateness of content to the audience, authenticity and authority of the source, and affiliation of the author. Other sites focus on copyright issues.
Find/Evaluate Web Sites, Blogs, Wikis and More http://bit.ly/mzh8T5 Find/Evaluate Web Sites, Blogs, Wikis and More
After completing an exercise or going through an interactive online information literacy tutorial, or after reading through evaluative criteria, all students will apply three or more evaluative criteria in order to select useful information available through the Web.
Validating Information Rubric http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/file/view/validating+rubric.pdf Validating Information Rubric
This is a rubric for validating information sources. This is the process of referencing and authenticating data from multiple valid sources.
With the emergence of Web 2.0 Technologies anyone can publish anything in formats that appear valid. Key elements of validating the information is reporting the information source, accessing multiple information sources and information type, creating linkage between the information sources and making decisions on the validity of information based on this process.
Information Fluency Teacher Resource Kits http://bit.ly/mFiBls Information Fluency Teacher Resource Kits Evaluating the information in webpages
Drop these course materials into your online classes, library- medial kiosks, or school webpages.
Moreofit finds you similar websites http://www.moreofit.com/ Moreofit finds you similar websites
Moreofit is the first (and best) website similarity search engine. Give moreofit a website you're interested in, and it'll suggest to you alternative highly related and popular websites to explore.
Secure Websites in Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com/secure-websites-video Secure Websites in Plain English
These days websites make security a priority, but it is hard to know when a website is secure, or what makes it so. This video teaches the basics of website security and how to recognize a secure site.
* An overview of the most common security threats
* How SSL encryption works
* How to recognize a secure connection
* In which situations security is most important
WooRank http://www.woorank.com WooRank evaluates Web sites based on 50 criteria in an automated fashion, free of charge, and provides helpful SEO and other tips.
All About Explorers http://allaboutexplorers.com/ All About Explorers was developed by a group of teachers as a means of teaching students about the Internet.
Although the Internet can be a tremendous resource for gathering information about a topic, we found that students often did not have the skills to discern useful information from worthless data.
So we set out to develop a series of lessons for elementary age students in which we would demonstrate that just because it is out there for the searching does not mean it is worthwhile. Important Note
This is a site designed to get students to question the authenticity of information on the web ... ask yourself if the info is true ... (check the teachers notes)
Checking the accuracy of information on a web page http://21cif.com/tutorials/micro/mm/accuracy/ Why should we check the accuracy of information on a web page?
The accuracy of factual information can help you judge the credibility of the author. Accuracy of information can also provide clues to possible bias in the resource under investigation.
Don't rely on first impressions. Ask Questions!
How can you check the accuracy of information on a web page?
Triangulation of Data: This is a standard for serious research. Find at least three sources that agree on the same data point. If you can't find three credible resources that confirm the data, be suspicious.
Is it Accurate? Shall we play a game?
Try this interactive micromodule companion for a hands on experience in determining the accuracy of web-based information. Test your skills at:
-finding embedded evidence
-checking evidence for accuracy
-triangulation of data
Test your skills finding authors of webpages http://21cif.com/rkitp/elementary/4/author.swf Test your skills finding authors of webpages
Easier to trust information on the web (or not) if you know who the author is ... these are online interactive exercises for students to do.
Evaluating Internet Resources http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/topic32.htm Evaluating Internet Resources
How do I evaluate the quality of websites?
How can I teach students to evaluate websites?
Where can I find checklists for evaluation?
There's lots of good information on the Internet, but you will also find opinions, misconceptions, and inaccurate information. How do you judge the quality of Internet resources?
Rubric for Website Evaluation http://www.wiredsafety.org/wiredlearning/Evaluation/websiteval.htm Rubric for Website Evaluation "Circle a number for each topic. Add up the score and use the following key to determine the quality of the information found at the web site. There is no magic score that determines quality.
You have to use your best judgment in the process. This chart is just a guide, not a rule book."
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/seo/ This is a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) area on Shambles for those webmasters that want to evaluate their website Relative Importance/Visibility in Search Engines and also .. The Potential Strength/Ability of a Page to Rank in the Search Engines
Purportal http://purportal.com/ Purportal : provides search access to five of the Web's leading debunking sites | links to other sites about hoaxes, frauds, rumors, and false virus scares |
How Do People Evaluate a Web Site's Credibility? http://tinyurl.com/472t9 How Do People Evaluate a Web Site's Credibility? Results from a Large Study
With more than 50 percent of the U.S. population having Internet access, the World Wide Web has become an important channel for providing information and services. As the Web becomes a part of people's everyday lives-booking travel, finding health information, buying products ?there is a growing need to help people figure out whether a Web site is credible or not: Can I trust the information on this site? Can I trust in the services this site describes?
As part of the Stanford University Persuasive Technology Lab's mission since 1998, the team has investigated what causes people to believe ?or not believe ?what they find online. Similarly, Consumer WebWatch, which commissioned this study, has the goal to investigate, inform, and improve the credibility of information published on the World Wide Web.
Evaluating Online Information http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr194.shtml Fact, Fiction, or Opinion? Evaluating Online Information
In Thinking Critically About Web Page Content, Michigan State University reference librarian Terry Link suggests examining the following factors when evaluating the quality of a Web site:
I Read It on the Internet! -- Teaching About Web Literacy http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson230.shtml I Read It on the Internet! -- Teaching About Web Literacy
Can you trust everything you read on the Internet? Can you trust anything you read on the Internet? Teach your kids which Web sites to trust!
TEEM - Teachers Evaluated Teaching Materials http://teemeducation.org.uk/ Established in 1998, TEEM is the leading independent evaluation service for educational digital content in the UK.
TEEM provides teachers with free access to independent, classroom-based evaluations of educational digital content, including CD-ROMs, free and subscription websites and multicurricular websites.
Because TEEM-trained classroom teachers write these evaluations, readers can be sure that they are receiving impartial, thorough and reliable advice.
TEEM holds a simple brief: to give teachers reliable and objective evaluations of educational multimedia that they can trust. TEEM evaluations enable teachers to source and use multimedia with confidence. Once edited, the results are published on the TEEM website, there are over 750 titles of Key Stage 1 - 4 materials available. TEEM is developing the evaluation of Foundation Stage and Post-16 digital content.
TEEM has also produced a series of highly successful evaluations of hardware, including PCs, laptops, whiteboards, printers and projectors.
The TEEM website is free to all users!
Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet http://www.virtualchase.com/quality/checklist.html Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet
Determine objectivity | Read site documentation | Ascertain author or publisher credentials | Identify citation data | Verify all information | Learn from news stories about fraudulent, rogue or questionable Web sites |
Top Ten Web-Design Mistakes of 2002 http://www.nngroup.com/articles/top-ten-web-design-mistakes-of-2002/ Top Ten Web-Design Mistakes of 2002
Every year brings new mistakes. In 2002, several of the worst mistakes in Web design related to poor email integration. The number one mistake, however, was lack of pricing information, followed by overly literal search engines.
As the Web grows, websites continue to come up with ways to annoy users. Following are ten design mistakes that were particularly good at punishing users and costing site owners business in 2002.
This list should help when evaluating web sites.
Web pages that suck http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/ Where you learn good Web design by looking at bad Web design.
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Evaluating Internet Resources http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic32.htm Evaluating Internet Resources
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Students need to learn to evaluate the quality of information they find on the web as well as other information resources such as books, magazines, CD-ROM, and television. Ask students to be skeptical of everything they find. Encourage them to compare and contrast different information resources.
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Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/eval.html The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: or, Why Itís a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Evaluation Criteria / Examples / Suggestions for Successful Internet Assignments / Bibliography
Education World http://www.education-world.com/awards/ In the spring of 1996, the founders of Education World recognized the need for a Web site that would make the Internet easier for educators to use. They wanted to create a home for educators on the Internet, a place where teachers could gather and share ideas. They wanted to create a complete online resource guide where educators could start each day to find the lesson plans and research materials they were looking for. And so they created a search engine for educational Web sites only, a place where educators could find information without searching the entire Internet. They created an information source on the Web with education news, monthly site reviews and employment listings to keep educators up to date. And they created original content such as lesson plans, articles written by education experts, and information on how to make the best use of technology in the classroom.