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1 Your Guide to QUALITY Sources!
Web Site Evaluation Your Guide to QUALITY Sources!

2 Determining Criteria – PAC - bccr
Purpose – why? Author - who? Content: - what? Bias Coverage Currency Recognition

3 Purpose: sell? inform? persuade?
Things to look at: About this site About us Site index Site map ProjectVoteSmart example

4 (fill in your worksheet)
Determine the Purpose of these Web Sites (fill in your worksheet) Bookspot and Princeton Review at

5 Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer.
Using this PowerPoint break timer This PowerPoint slide uses images, custom animation, and timing to provide a countdown timer that you can use in any presentation. When you open the template, you’ll notice that the timer is set at 00:00. However, when you start the slide show, the timer will start at the correct time and count down by 1-minute intervals until it gets to 1 minute. At that point, it will count down in two 30-seconds intervals to 00:00. To insert this slide into your presentation Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer. Open the presentation that will contain the timer. On the Slides tab, place your insertion point after the slide that will precede the timer. (Make sure you don't select a slide. Your insertion point should be between the slides.) On the Insert menu, click Slides from Files. In the Slide Finder dialog box, click the Find Presentation tab. Click Browse, locate and select the timer presentation, and then click Open. In the Slides from Files dialog box, select the timer slide. Select the Keep source formatting check box. If you do not select this check box, the copied slide will inherit the design of the slide that precedes it in the presentation. Click Insert. Click Close.

6 Author: person or organization responsible for content
Things to ask: Is organization reputable? Does author have appropriate education, training, and/or experience?

7 Author: person or organization responsible for content
Things to look at: C – copyright symbol ~ - in url for name Site documents, linked biographies, resumes Ex: Handbook of Texas Online Ex: Focus on the Death Penalty

8 (fill in your worksheet)
Determine the Author of these Web Sites (fill in your worksheet) Eye on DNA and Victorian Web at

9 Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer.
Using this PowerPoint break timer This PowerPoint slide uses images, custom animation, and timing to provide a countdown timer that you can use in any presentation. When you open the template, you’ll notice that the timer is set at 00:00. However, when you start the slide show, the timer will start at the correct time and count down by 1-minute intervals until it gets to 1 minute. At that point, it will count down in two 30-seconds intervals to 00:00. To insert this slide into your presentation Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer. Open the presentation that will contain the timer. On the Slides tab, place your insertion point after the slide that will precede the timer. (Make sure you don't select a slide. Your insertion point should be between the slides.) On the Insert menu, click Slides from Files. In the Slide Finder dialog box, click the Find Presentation tab. Click Browse, locate and select the timer presentation, and then click Open. In the Slides from Files dialog box, select the timer slide. Select the Keep source formatting check box. If you do not select this check box, the copied slide will inherit the design of the slide that precedes it in the presentation. Click Insert. Click Close.

10 Content: what type of information is it?
Bias: an unfair preference for; prejudice toward; favoritism; Coverage: how well it covers the topic & do other sites cover other aspects of this topic? Currency: When was the material written? Has information been added recently? Are links functional or broken? Recognition: Do others recognize the value of its contents?

11 Content: Bias For controversial topics: Balanced (both points of view)? or Biased (one-sided) Are the claims: Supported? w/documentation/evidence Unproven? No evidence/documentation

12 Content: Bias Look for: References to alternative points of view.
Strongly worded assertions, which should be supported by evidence and documentation. Ex: Nat’l Pork Producers Council Ex: Public Agenda for Citizens

13 Determine whether these websites are:
Biased? or Balanced? Supported? or Unproven? (fill in your worksheet) Angel on Death Row and Death Penalty Focus at

14 Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer.
Using this PowerPoint break timer This PowerPoint slide uses images, custom animation, and timing to provide a countdown timer that you can use in any presentation. When you open the template, you’ll notice that the timer is set at 00:00. However, when you start the slide show, the timer will start at the correct time and count down by 1-minute intervals until it gets to 1 minute. At that point, it will count down in two 30-seconds intervals to 00:00. To insert this slide into your presentation Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer. Open the presentation that will contain the timer. On the Slides tab, place your insertion point after the slide that will precede the timer. (Make sure you don't select a slide. Your insertion point should be between the slides.) On the Insert menu, click Slides from Files. In the Slide Finder dialog box, click the Find Presentation tab. Click Browse, locate and select the timer presentation, and then click Open. In the Slides from Files dialog box, select the timer slide. Select the Keep source formatting check box. If you do not select this check box, the copied slide will inherit the design of the slide that precedes it in the presentation. Click Insert. Click Close.

15 Content Coverage: how well it covers your topic & do other sites cover this topic
Look for: Other sites on the same topic that you can quickly browse and compare to your This is also a good way to evaluate controversial claims.

16 Content Coverage: how well it covers your topic & do other sites cover this topic
How to Locate Similar Sites: You can locate similar sites easily using Google In the search box, type: related:[URL of known site] Example: related:www.deathpenalty.org (fill in your worksheet—related sites?)

17 Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer.
Using this PowerPoint break timer This PowerPoint slide uses images, custom animation, and timing to provide a countdown timer that you can use in any presentation. When you open the template, you’ll notice that the timer is set at 00:00. However, when you start the slide show, the timer will start at the correct time and count down by 1-minute intervals until it gets to 1 minute. At that point, it will count down in two 30-seconds intervals to 00:00. To insert this slide into your presentation Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer. Open the presentation that will contain the timer. On the Slides tab, place your insertion point after the slide that will precede the timer. (Make sure you don't select a slide. Your insertion point should be between the slides.) On the Insert menu, click Slides from Files. In the Slide Finder dialog box, click the Find Presentation tab. Click Browse, locate and select the timer presentation, and then click Open. In the Slides from Files dialog box, select the timer slide. Select the Keep source formatting check box. If you do not select this check box, the copied slide will inherit the design of the slide that precedes it in the presentation. Click Insert. Click Close.

18 Content Currency: When was the material written
Content Currency: When was the material written? Has information been added recently? Are links functional or broken? Things to look for: Page creation or revision dates. "What's New" page that describes when content was updated. Press releases or other dated materials. IPL.org ( fill in your worksheet)

19 Content Recognition: Do others recognize the value of its contents
Things to look for: Links from other sites- Google – link:[URL of site] Use - link:www.deathpenalty.org Tags for this site – del.icio.us—look how many bookmarks (fill in worksheet for these two)

20 Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer.
Using this PowerPoint break timer This PowerPoint slide uses images, custom animation, and timing to provide a countdown timer that you can use in any presentation. When you open the template, you’ll notice that the timer is set at 00:00. However, when you start the slide show, the timer will start at the correct time and count down by 1-minute intervals until it gets to 1 minute. At that point, it will count down in two 30-seconds intervals to 00:00. To insert this slide into your presentation Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer. Open the presentation that will contain the timer. On the Slides tab, place your insertion point after the slide that will precede the timer. (Make sure you don't select a slide. Your insertion point should be between the slides.) On the Insert menu, click Slides from Files. In the Slide Finder dialog box, click the Find Presentation tab. Click Browse, locate and select the timer presentation, and then click Open. In the Slides from Files dialog box, select the timer slide. Select the Keep source formatting check box. If you do not select this check box, the copied slide will inherit the design of the slide that precedes it in the presentation. Click Insert. Click Close.

21 Content Recognition: Do others recognize the value of its contents
Things to look for: Reader’s comments – Technorati — blogger’s name or name of blog- # of blogs linking to website Citations of articles by other researchers: example using Google.—type in title of article …Google Scholar – look for..Cited by… (fill in worksheet)

22 Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer.
Using this PowerPoint break timer This PowerPoint slide uses images, custom animation, and timing to provide a countdown timer that you can use in any presentation. When you open the template, you’ll notice that the timer is set at 00:00. However, when you start the slide show, the timer will start at the correct time and count down by 1-minute intervals until it gets to 1 minute. At that point, it will count down in two 30-seconds intervals to 00:00. To insert this slide into your presentation Save this template as a presentation (.ppt file) on your computer. Open the presentation that will contain the timer. On the Slides tab, place your insertion point after the slide that will precede the timer. (Make sure you don't select a slide. Your insertion point should be between the slides.) On the Insert menu, click Slides from Files. In the Slide Finder dialog box, click the Find Presentation tab. Click Browse, locate and select the timer presentation, and then click Open. In the Slides from Files dialog box, select the timer slide. Select the Keep source formatting check box. If you do not select this check box, the copied slide will inherit the design of the slide that precedes it in the presentation. Click Insert. Click Close.

23 Content Recognition: Do others recognize the value of its contents
Things to look for: How many sites are linked to these sites? Using Google Advanced Search see how many sites are linked to these sites? ipl2 – Go Ask Alice – (fill out worksheet) (fill in worksheet )

24 May the PAC be with you!

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