9/6/11 How do you decide if a web page is valid (legitimate, truthful, has trustworthy information)?

There are millions of web pages out there - not all of them are worth while for research or if you are looking for facts. How do you know which ones would be good to use?

Use some of the evaluation tools and methods we have discussed in class and your common sense! Read the web site carefully - also, make sure you look at other websites too!

Here are some to look at to make your decision:

BoilerPlate
MSNBC
Google Employment
OvaPrima Foundation
Wicked

Check out this "fun" website!

Explorers

9/8/11
Truth or Spoof? Can you tell valid websites from the fakes?
Go through this interactive quiz to find out!

I'd like you and a partner to choose any favorite or interesting wild animal and do some research on it. Here is what I want you to do...

1. Decide on the animal
2. You will be looking for the following information;1. Where in the world does it live? 2. Is it a mammal, reptile, or bird? 3. What kinds of things does it eat? 4. Is it hunted? if so, what for (fur, meat, etc.). 5. How long does it typically live? 6. What is its habitat (tree, nest, den, etc.)?
2. Do a google search - BE SURE TO WRITE DOWN THE EXACT WORDS YOU TYPED IN FOR YOUR SEARCH - IF YOU TYPED IN DIFFERENT SEARCHES, WRITE THEM ALL DOWN!
3. Select ONLY THREE sites you will use to answer the questions.
4. Write down the TITLE and URL address of the 3 sites.
5. Do you think these three sites were good research sites to answer your questions? Explain what made you choose those three sites to answer your questions.
6. Put your answers into the form below and submit it.