Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How do you know if what you find is what you want?

During this lesson on  Web Literacy, we will use the three websites listed below. Please make sure that you are using the graphic organizer for the lesson to take notes on the two sites you are assigned.

Group 1 - Link to Ships for Asia
Group 2 - Link to Salem Maritime National Historic Park

In Pairs - Link to All About Explorers


REAL Acronym

Real the URL
Do you recognize the domain name?
 
 
What is the extension in the domain name?
 
 
Are you on a personal page?
 
 
Examine the content
Is the information useful for the topic?
 
 
Are additional resources or links provided?
 
 
Is the site current?
When was it updated?
 
 
Is it accurate?
 
 
 
Does it contradict other information you have found?
 
Ask about the author
Is there an author?
 
 
 
Is there contact information?
 
 
 
Does the author seem knowledgeable? An expert?
 
Is it Legit?
Is the site legitimate?
 
 

 

What do you think?  Is this a good source for your research on seafaring of the 1800s?