Presentation on theme: "Evaluating the Internet by Ms. Gould. Uses of the Internet The Internet has so much information available to find It can be used to find information or."— Presentation transcript:
Uses of the Internet The Internet has so much information available to find It can be used to find information or for finding friends (social) Anyone to publish a site it is important that you evaluate the site for correct facts and information Watch out for scams and advertisements!
How to tell a site might be fake: Sites that end in.com are usual for commercial businesses Sites that end in.edu are for schools and colleges Sites that end in.org are for non profit organizations
The Five Questions When evaluating websites ask: Who Can you contact who published the site are the sources credited? What are the qualifications of the publisher? What What is the purpose of the site? (educational, social...) Is it easy to read or cluttered? Is it easy to use?
The Five Questions Continued: When When was the site created? When was it last updated? Is the information current (in the last two to three years)? Why Why is this information helpful for me ( current or accurate)? Why did I use this page (quality, content, links)? Where Where does their information come from (citations)? If I want more information, where do I find out more (links, bibliographies)?
Good Luck Exploring the Internet! When on the web, be careful to avoid spam from websites and email! Never open websites or emails that have Open to receive a free gift! or other freebie offers Never click on banners on the top or bottom or side of the website that offer free offers Links that have nothing in common with website information All of these types of spam can be found in advertisements!