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7th Grade - Reasons for Selecting Sources

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Identify reasons for choosing one source over another, including those found on Web sites. 0701.4.6


Links verified on 5/29/2014


  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. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. 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?
  3. Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
  4. Electronic Resources - activity requiring students to use sources to find information before taking a short quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Electronic Text - requires students to use sources to find information before taking a short quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Evaluation of Information Sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
  7. 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.]
  8. Evaluation of Information Sources from the Web - critically evaluate a Web page for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias, and usability [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.]
  9. Evaluating Internet Research Sources - scroll near the bottom of the page to find a Checklist for Research Source Evaluation
  10. Evaluating Web Pages - Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
  11. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
  12. How to Evaluate Web Resources - a visual guide to evaluating sources on the web
  13. Quality Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet. [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.]
  14. Teaching Zack to think (from Alan November) - it is essential that students learn how to validate information. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format

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