Select Appropriate Sources
Determine the most appropriate research source for a given research topic. SPI 0601.4.3
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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.
Electronic and Print Texts- About the Civil War Soldier - Is there a
difference between looking for information in print and online texts?
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
Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
Resources - activity requiring students to use sources to find information
before taking a short quiz
Text - requires students to use sources to find information before taking
a short quiz
of information sources from the web - critically evaluate a Web page
for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias, and usability
Internet Research Sources - scroll near the bottom of the page to find
a Checklist for Research Source Evaluation
of information sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for
evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
Web Pages - Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
Good, The Bad & The Ugly - or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web
- How to Evaluate Web Resources - a visual guide to evaluating sources on the web
Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the
information they find on the Internet.
Zack to think (from Alan November) - it is essential that students
learn how to validate information.
site for teachers |
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