Evaluation of Websites
Look at the following website. What do you think?

http://www.brookview.karoo.net/Stick_Insects/index.html

Let's look at the evaluating websites PowerPoint and see what we think.




The 5 W's of Website Evaluation

Who
Who wrote the pages and are they an expert?
Is a biography of the author included?
How can I find out more about the author?

What
What does the author say is the purpose of the site?
What else might the author have in mind for the site?
What makes the site easy to use?
What information is included and does this information differ from other sites?

When
When was the site created?
When was the site last updated?

Where
Where does the information come from?
Where can I look to find out more about the sponsor of the site?

Why
Why is the information useful for my purpose?
Why should I use this information?
Why is this page better than another?
(Taken from Kathy Schrock. 2009)

As a class lets evaluate these websites using the forms.

http://www.buydehydratedwater.com/
http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/
www.yogakitty.com

DL (Down Low) on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Do_not_create_hoaxes

Evaluation of Website
Evaluation #1



Evaluation #2


Lesson Plan


Websites for Evaluation:
http://www.lakemichiganwhales.com/
http://www.cimms.ou.edu/~doswell/Conference_papers/SELS96/WoO.html
http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html
http://www.yogakitty.com/
http://www.sudftw.com/jackcon.htm
http://www.dreamweaverstudios.com/moonbeam/moon.htm
http://www.idiotica.com/cranium/encyclopedia/content/civilwar.htm
http://www.fulkerson.org/ancestors/buyanancestor.html
http://www.idiotica.com/cranium/encyclopedia/content/mars.htm

http://zapatopi.net/afdb/


Student Work:

Mrs. Stewart's Class

Kyteria & Laterriah



Brandon, Nelson, & Jalen



Nathan & Robert



Cris, Ty'Jahnae, & Breajah




Cierra & Morgan