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Broadcast Yourself. Why can't I just Google? School-library-guidelines.pdf. Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask. 1.

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask

What can the URL tell you? Techniques for Web Evaluation : 1. Before you leave the list of search results -- before you click and get interested in anything written on the page -- glean all you can from the URLs of each page. 2. 2. 1. INSTRUCTIONS for Truncating back a URL: In the top Location Box, delete the end characters of the URL stopping just before each / (leave the slash). Continue this process, one slash (/) at a time, until you reach the first single / which is preceded by the domain name portion.

Testing the Three-Click Rule. By Joshua Porter Originally published: Apr 16, 2003 In a recent client meeting, a high-ranking executive told us that every piece of content should take no more than three clicks to access.

Testing the Three-Click Rule

We knew exactly what he was talking about: we've heard the Three-Click Rule many times before. This unquestioned rule of web design has been around nearly as long as the web itself. On the surface, the Three-Click Rule makes sense. Many of us have the frustration of endless searching ourselves. Many have written about the Three-Click Rule. In our own research, we've seen evidence that data about clicking helps us recognize problems on a site. Applying the Three-Click Rule leads to a number of design suggestions, such as putting global navigation on every page and making a navigation hierarchy shallow and wide. Do Users Really Leave After Three Clicks? Evalteacher.pdf. The_five_w_bookmark.pdf. 5ws.pdf. Evalhigh.pdf. Evalmidd.pdf.

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Evaluating Internet Research Sources. Robert Harris Version Date: January 21, 2015 Previous: December 27, 2013; November 6, 2013; Nov. 22, 2010 and June 15, 2007 "The central work of life is interpretation.

Evaluating Internet Research Sources

" --Proverb Introduction: The Diversity of Information Adopting a Skeptical Attitude You might have heard of the term information warfare, the use of information as a weapon. Evaluating Information Found on the World Wide Web. Topics Activities Reasons to Evaluate We use the information we've found on the Internet or Web for a variety of purposes.

Evaluating Information Found on the World Wide Web

Sometimes we use it for entertainment, recreation, or casual conversation. When we use the information for research, we have to be sure the information is reliable and authoritative. In some situations, we don't have to do that work on our own. Here are some of those virtual libraries: Thinking critically about information and its sources means being able to separate facts from opinions.

Goal. Evaluating Web Information. Author Publisher or Sponsor URL Point of View/Bias Accuracy and Reliability Currency Why evaluate information found on the Web?

Evaluating Web Information

The web lacks formal organization. Tons of information is dumped into cyberspace every day without anyone being responsible for organizing it in a user-friendly fashion. It's not always easy to find specific information on a topic because the web lacks formal structure. There's little or no quality control on the Internet. Practically anyone can upload a home page or web site, allowing contributors a level of anonymity -- and with it, the potential for great irresponsibility found in few other media.It’s easy to access web pages in which persons with unclear qualifications seem to speak with authority on complex topics, about which they may in truth have no real knowledge or expertise.

Just as its name indicates, the World Wide Web contains colossal networks of information that vary in quality and credibility. Author Is there an author listed? Evaluating Information Found on the World Wide Web. Internet Detective - online tutorial critical thinking website evaluation. University and college students sometimes fail assignments or get poor marks in their coursework because they have used the Internet in ways that are inappropriate for work at this level.

Internet Detective - online tutorial critical thinking website evaluation

You may have used the Internet to help with school work or personal research but you can't necessarily rely on the same web sites and skills to get you through higher or further education. Repeating information from a single source (eg. a text book, encyclopaedia or Web site) is not likely to get you very far. Common mistakes made by students: They rely on Internet searches for their research and ignore other key sourcesThey don't critically evaluate the quality of the information they findThey copy information from the Internet and don't acknowledge their sources At university or college you will need to take your Internet research skills to the next level At this level of your education you will be expected to: You should take full advantage of your reading list, course materials and library resources.

February 2014: Curation Tools are Cool! I have been curating online resources since 1995– finding links for teachers, organizing them into categories, providing descriptions of the resource, and posting them on a Web site.

February 2014: Curation Tools are Cool!

However, that was in the Web 1.0 era when all teachers could do was read and click on my resources. Fast forward to today. There are tons of tools that allow me to easily gather links, organize them, and annotate them with information for teachers. The big difference now is teachers can also utilize the same tools to gather, or curate, taking some from my collections, and organize them in the best way for their students. These tools used to be called social bookmarking tools, but now are more popularly known as “content curation” tools. Overview and Information Nancy White has been studying curation and is a noted expert in the field. Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh created a video explaining why and how they curate information and they reviewed several of the most common tools used in schools.

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