WebQuest

Website Evaluation

Evaluation

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Below is an example of the handout you will use to look at each site:


TEST YOUR WEBSITE

Score each item on the lines below.      YES=1 point    NO=0 points

Currency

Site 1          Site2

____       ____ I know when this information was written or produced.

____       ____Is this information old? Is there newer information available?

____       ____TOTAL POINTS FOR DATE

AUTHORITY

Site 1          Site2

____       ____I know who wrote this information

____       ____I know something about this writer.

____       ____This author has the back ground to tell people about this subject.

____       ____This source is a .gov or .edu

____       ____TOTAL POINTS FOR AUTHORITY

COVERAGE

Site 1          Site2

____       ____This information is written so that I can understand it.

____       ____There is enough information here about this topic.

____       ____The information given is specific, not general or broad.

____       ____TOTAL POINTS FOR COVERAGE

ACCURACY

Site 1          Site2

____       ____I know where the author got their facts or background information.

____       ____I will be able to check their facts in another source.

____       ____There are no spelling or grammar mistakes.

____       ____The pictures match the information and are not obviously doctored.

____       ____TOTAL POINTS FOR ACCURACY

OBJECTIVITY(Bias)

Site 1          Site2

____       ____This author is presenting facts. 

____       ____This website is trying to persuade me to their opinion or sell me something. (If the author is trying to convince you or change your mind, score=0.)
____       ____TOTAL POINTS FOR OBJECTIVITY

 

____       ____TOTAL POINTS FOR EACH SITE


HOW DOES YOUR WEBSITE RATE?

11-15 points= Itís a good chance this website is a good one!

6-10 points=Keep looking for a better source.  This website may or may not present accurate information.

0-5 points=this source is completely unreliable.   Find a better source.

Would you use this website?    YES    NO    (circle one)

Why or why not?

_________________________________________________________

Is it alwayseasy to tell a good site from a bad website? Yes or No (circle one)

Why/Why not?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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