To begin your task, you will be placed into groups of three. Once your group has
been established, each person in your group will take on a role. You may decide
amongst yourselves who will take which role. They are as follows:
|Content Expert –
|You are responsible for evaluating the purpose, scope, and
accuracy of sites.
|Website Detective –
|Your responsibility is to evaluate the authority and
currency of the sites.
|Technical Agent –
|You're responsible for evaluating the usability and technical
aspects of the sites.
When you've decided on your roles, you will then go to
three of following pre-selected websites and evaluate them to see if they are valid and reliable.
Evaluating Websites Pages (criteria for
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly:
or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools
Helpers: Critical Evaluation Guide
Quality Information Checklist
Example Sites (pick three):
Minnesota Home Page
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Consumer Reports Online
Here are the questions you will use to form your conclusions:
What is the goal of the site?
• Does it achieve the goal?
• Is the site relevant to you?
• Can the information be checked?
• Is the site current?
• Is the site biased?
• Does the site offer different view points/choices?
You must then complete the appropriate section of the
website evaluation form
(one section for each role). You will also conclude by creating a final
PowerPoint presentation to report your findings to the class. For extra
points you may complete this word search.
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