Critical Evaluation of a Web Site by Whitney Cler

How do you know if the information you are reading on web sites is true? This checklist is intended to help you determine if the web site is providing accurate and reliable information.

Target Audience: 5th Grade

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    1. Does the page include information you know is wrong?
    2. Does the page lead you to some other good information (links)?
    3. Does the URL work?
    4. Is the web site error-free of spelling mistakes?
    5. Does the site have a well-labeled table of contents?
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    1. Does the author use some absolute words (like "always" or "never")?
    2. Does some information contradict information you found elsewhere?
    3. Does the author use superlative words (like the "best" or "worst")?
    4. Is only one side of an issue presented?
    5.  Is there supporting evidence to the information?
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    1. Is there a date that tells you when the page was made?
    2. Does the site include an address, telephone number, and a contact link?
    3. Do the dates for the updates correspond to the information in the resource?
    4. Are sources of information stated?
    5. Is the author/information provider affiliated with a recognized institution/organization?
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    Resources

    Critical Evaluation Of A Web Site Elementary School Level. Retrieved June 15th, 2013 from http://kathyschrock.net/eval/pdfs/evalelem.pdf Need Help, How to Spot a Fake Website. Retrieved June 15th, 2013 from http://report-online-scams.com/how-to-spot-a-fake-website/ Trash or Treasure: How to Evaluate Internet Resources. Retrieved June 15th, 2013 from http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/tips/eval.html#accuracy