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Web Literacy - Reading a Web Address. The goal is to make judgments about website information based upon what the URL tells you.

Web Literacy - Reading a Web Address

Here are three guiding questions that can help. 1. Do you recognize the domain name? The domain name is found after the and www. to the first forward slash /. For example in the URL, is the domain name. A domain name can sometimes provide clues about the quality of information of a site or tell you what a site is about. 2. .com and .net are examples of extensions. .edu Educational organization (most US universities) .k12 US school site (not all US schools use this) .ac Academic institution (outside of US) .sch School site (some schools outside of the US use this) .com Company (usually .co in the UK) .org Any organization .gov Government agency .net Network .mil Military institution.

The Gullibility Test: History and Culture. Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools. 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. I Read It on the Internet: Teaching About Web Literacy.


Teaching Websites. Ten Tips for Teaching Students how to Research and Filter Information. Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Tuesday, May 29th 2012 I was recently involved in a conversation about how difficult it now is to filter what is on the internet and research effectively.

Ten Tips for Teaching Students how to Research and Filter Information

In the past, students would primarily use books to research; being overloaded with possibly unreliable information wasn’t really an issue. Teaching students research skills is becoming increasingly important. Some refer to the filtering and critical evaluation of information as ‘web literacy’. Unfortunately, many teachers don’t feel confident with their own skills to be able to assist their students with this. Some schools get around this issue by heavily blocking the sites children have access too. I’m no expert in this area but I have compiled a list of ten tips that I try to give my students to help them with internet research and filtering. Search: Start with some general key words. Image: 'not quite clear on the concept' What tips can you add?

How To Teach Kids How To Search. The Internet is the New Reality: if you can't Google it it didn't happen, isn't true.

How To Teach Kids How To Search

Here are some of the essentials you have to know in order to navigate such a moldable reality. Google Doesn't Understand Questions When you type in something like "who won the war of 1914? " Google doesn't know what you mean. It doesn't understand that you are asking a question. Instead, it tries to find all pages on the Internet that have the words "who won the war of 1914" on them.

Google Doesn't Know Best. The Museum of Hoaxes. Info Lit Resources - November Learning. Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask. Relevancy.

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Web Literacy: 21 Slides to 21st Century Learners by Naomi Bates on Prezi. Using the Web for Teachers. Evaluating Information - How to Evaluate Information - Library Home / LibGuides at Gwinnett Tech Library. Many websites contain reliable information, but anyone can publish a website, so be especially cautious and critical when using Internet information.

Evaluating Information - How to Evaluate Information - Library Home / LibGuides at Gwinnett Tech Library

Is there a copyright date? When was the site last updated? Vaughan Memorial Library : Tutorials : Credible Sources Count! EffectivelyReadingOnline - 1. Ahoy, Mateys! Ten ways to TakeCharge of the Web. When it comes to using the Internet in elementary and intermediate education, critics and proponents agree: it’s a powerful tool that has the potential to inform, teach, and facilitate communication in ways barely imaginable before the 1990s.

Ten ways to TakeCharge of the Web

Because it’s so vast, however, trying to master the online world as a teaching tool may be daunting. But you can teach effectively with online tools once you develop some smart safety and privacy policies and teach your students how to think critically about the sites and apps they use. School-Wide Internet Policies Before you introduce the web as a resource in your classroom, check with your principal or employer about school-wide Internet and app rules. Does your school use a filtering system for web searches? Rules for Underage Students Students will undoubtedly have already encountered the digital world by the time they enter your classroom, but they may not have considered the consequences of their online actions.

Your Classroom, Your Rules. How to navigate on a website - HELP ME I AM NEW. Hi!

How to navigate on a website - HELP ME I AM NEW

Boy, this internet stuff can be really intimidating... Before you can really get into researching your family tree, you will need to understand the internet. But, with a few practices, you too, can be an expert. [NAVIGATION hints for MAK websites] How to Read a Website. Becoming a Web Critic - Home Page. Becoming a Web Critic Your Task: Become a web critic by using the link index below to answer the questions that follow in your notebook.

Becoming a Web Critic - Home Page

Answer the Following in your notebook. (Be Sure to write the question for each in your notebook as well.) Section One- Website Author information: