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1 WEB PAGE EVALUATION: CAN EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET BE TRUSTED? Next

2 The Internet Next

3 TRUSTWORTHY CAN’T BE TRUSTED I. Evaluate the web address or URL (Uniform Resource Locator) II. Check for Authority and Currency III. Assess the Content Next

4 View Entire Lesson View Part I → Evaluate the URL or web address View Part II → Authority and Currency View Part III → Content Practice and Bibliography sites Table of Contents

5 web address = URL World Wide Web equals the acronym www PART I: Evaluate the URL (address) Uniform Resource Locator Next Contents

6 protocol hypertext transfer protocol https secure :// PART I: Evaluate the URL (address) Next Contents

7 Domain Name Host Name Server = Computer dot very important information.org.mil.com.us.edu.gov = organization= education = commercial = government = United States = military PART I: Evaluate the URL (address) Next Contents

8 PART I: Evaluate the URL (address) slash Directory or Folder slash Another Directory or Folder tilde About the history of the White House Next Contents

9 PART I: Evaluate the URL (address) protocol Domain Name Host Name Server = Computer directory path or file path Next Contents

10 PART II: Authority & Currency Expert??? Reputable??? Knowledgeable??? About Next Contents

11 PART II: Authority & Currency Currency means the copyright date or the “last updated” date. Does the link work by going to another web site? Next Contents

12 PART II: Authority & Currency Next Contents

13 PART III: Content A. Is the content arranged so that it is easy for you to use? B. Is the primary purpose of the site to inform the reader, entertain the reader or to sell something to the reader? C. Is the information you are reading on the web site accurate? D. Is the information current? E. Is the information on the web site objective and not biased? F. Can the information be verified with other trustworthy sources? Next Contents

14 PART III: Content A. Is the content arranged so that it is easy for you to use? Table of Contents for entire web site. Table of Contents for this web page. Quick links to navigate on web page. Next Contents

15 PART III: Content B. Is the primary purpose of the site to inform the reader, entertain the reader or to sell something to the reader? Educational but has lots of advertising. Next Contents

16 PART III: Content C. Is the information you are reading on the web site accurate? C. Is the information you are reading accurate? Next Contents

17 PART III: Content D. Is the information current? Always shows today’s date. Next Contents

18 PART III: Content E. Is the information on the website objective and not biased? Objective websites provide balanced information. Biased websites DO NOT provide balanced information. Next Contents

19 PART III: Content F. Can the information be verified with other trustworthy sources? Books Encyclopedias and other reference books Reliable websites Newspapers and magazines Next Contents

20 PART III: Content A. Is the content arranged so that it is easy for you to use? B. Is the primary purpose of the site to inform the reader, entertain the reader or to sell something to the reader? C. Is the information you are reading on the web site accurate? D. Is the information current? E. Is the information on the web site objective and not biased? F. Can the information be verified with other trustworthy sources? Next Contents

21 TRUSTWORTHY CAN’T BE TRUSTED I. Evaluate the web address or URL (Uniform Resource Locator) II. Check for Authority and Currency III. Assess the Content Next Contents

22 Use these websites to practice your website evaluation skills. Use these websites to learn more about evaluating web sites. © 2010 Blue Ribbon Lesson Contents


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