Presentation on theme: "Tried-and-true: Are you familiar with the website creator from other school projects? Has your teacher recommended this site as one to use? Remember to."— Presentation transcript:
Tried-and-true: Are you familiar with the website creator from other school projects? Has your teacher recommended this site as one to use? Remember to always beware of the tilde (~)!
A tilde (~) in the URL means it is a personal website and may lack authority.
Responsible: Did the website creator cite any sources for the information presented on the site? Is there any chance the creator could be showing bias in the information you find on the website? If so, you need to note this if you choose to use this source.
Useful: Sites used for class projects and papers should have been created for educational, not commercial, purposes. This should be easy to determine.
Stable: Wikis, blogs, and other Web 2.0 tools are not reliable educational sources. Anything found on these sites should be fact-checked with at least two other sources.
Timely: Websites can become out of date, so be sure to note when a site was last updated.