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Grade 6: Research & Technology: Website Evaluation

Website Evaluation: ABC

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Using Appropriate Websites for School Research

  • No Wikipedia
     
  • No "Answer" websites:  About.com; eHow.com; Askville; Answers.com; and Yahoo Answers
     
  • No Blogs
     
  • Generally .gov and .edu sites are the most trustworthy, followed by .org and then .com

 

 

A = AUTHOR

A= Author

  • Do you recognize the author/publisher of the website?
  • If not, is there an "About Us" or "Contact Us" page?
  • Are the qualifications of the author and/or publisher available?
  • What is the last part of the URL (.gov, .edu.org, .com)?

B = BIAS

B= Bias

  • What is the purpose of the website (to inform, to persuade or to sell)?
  • Is the website balanced (offering both sides of an issue) or is it biased (opinionated)?

C = CURRENCY & CONTENT

C= Currency & Content

  • Is there a date for the article or when the site was last updated?
  • Is the article current enough for my research?
  • Does the information meet my needs?