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Select appropriate sources from which to gather information on a given topic. SPI 0401.4.1


Links verified on 10/27/2011


  1. The ABC's of Web Site Evaluation (presented by Kathy Schrock) - Evaluation of Web sites is an important skill to learn in this age of digital and information literacy. Students and teachers need practice in critically examining sites to determine authority, authenticity, and applicability to purpose. This site provides that practice.
  2. Critical Evaluation of a Web site - Worksheet for students This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  4. Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
  5. Dictionary Exercises - This section will help you review and strengthen your knowledge of the dictionary. The 30 exercises are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Determine your level of knowledge and then select an exercise from the lists at the site. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Electronic Resources - on-line activity
  7. Electronic Text - on-line activity
  8. Evaluating Web Pages - techniques to apply and questions to ask
  9. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - a thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  10. Evaluation of information sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
  11. Find it on the internet - introduce pupils to the basic ways of searching for information and how to keep safe on the internet
  12. How to Evaluate Web Resources - a visual guide to evaluating sources on the web
  13. How to Find Information on the Internet - places to look and strategies to use
  14. Looking in books - develop pupils' understanding of how different types of books contain specific information, and of the ways in which information is organized in books, including lists of contents, chapter overviews, advance organizers and indexes
  15. National Geographic for Kids - safe and fun exploration of the world.
  16. National Geographic for Little Kids - safe and fun exploration of the world.
  17. Practice Using an Encyclopedia as a Source - lesson plan and a practice quiz
  18. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsResearch Begins Here - Finding the right material to support your papers is not hard when you know where to look!
  19. Research Roadmap - an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills from Humboldt State University Library
  20. Using a Glossary - [10 multiple-choice questions] a lab activity to recognize and use the definitions in a glossary as they relate to a text This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  21. Using a variety of sources - lesson plan explaining a variety of sources. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  22. Using the Dictionary - [20 multiple-choice questions] a lab to use the dictionary to understand the meanings of words in context This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  23. Using the Internet as a Source - online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  24. Using references - lesson plan explaining a variety of reference materials and a practice quiz



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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