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Website Evaluation

With all the information available on the internet, how can the user discern the difference between a credible website and a hoax?

Fortunately there are website evaluation checklists and forms that ask specific questions about the website.  In addition, there are lesson plans available to teach students how to evaluate websites.

Website Evaluation forms:

Kathy Shrock: http://www.schrockguide.net/critical-evaluation.html

http://library.acphs.edu/PDFs/Website%20Evaluation%20Checklist.pdf

Lesson Plans:

ReadWriteThink: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/inquiry-internet-evaluating-pages-328.html

Dutchess County Board of Cooperative Education Services (Poughkeepsie, NY) Duchess BOCES

http://www.dcboces.org/saltpointcenter/library/classprojects/websiteevaluation

Pensacola Catholic High School: http://www.pensacolachs.org/webpages/capplications/index.cfm?subpage=417792

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Library Media Specialist in a Detroit public high school.

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