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Web Literacy Lesson: Who Said That? Students complete a tutorial on Web literacy and use what they learn to evaluate a Web site.

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1 Web Literacy Lesson: Who Said That? Students complete a tutorial on Web literacy and use what they learn to evaluate a Web site.

2 Lesson Format O Discussion in whole group O Work in groups O Post evaluation

3 I can Tennessee LA.3.SPI Identify the most reliable sources of information to support a research topic. Tennessee LA.3.SPI Select appropriate sources from which to gather information on a given topic. National Standards LA.3.W.3.8 Evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks

4 Five Elements for Evaluating a Website O Author Author O Purpose Purpose O Accuracy Accuracy O Easy to USE Easy to USE O Appropriate Appropriate

5 Let’s explore a website and check for the author? Purpose? Accurate? Easy to Use? Appropriate? O gy.htm gy.htm

6 What is the Purpose of the Website O What is the site designed to do? O Persuade (promote an idea) O Inform (give information) O Entertain (socialize and play games) O Sell (products or supply ad space) O When was the site made or updated? O Some information is prone to changing more than others. O Historical information tends to be the same from day to day. O Scientific or statistical information tends to change.

7 Cool Science for Curious Kids O Cool Science for Curious Kids Cool Science for Curious Kids O Dole 5 A Day Dole 5 A Day

8 What is the PURPOSE of this website? A. Persuade B. Inform C. Entertain D. Sell

9 What is the PURPOSE of this website? A. Persuade B. Inform C. Entertain D. Sell

10 What is the PURPOSE of this website? A. Persuade B. Inform C. Entertain D. Sell

11 What is the PURPOSE of this website? A. Persuade B. Inform C. Entertain D. Sell

12 Interactive Evaluation Form O e.aspx?id=175&title= e.aspx?id=175&title

13 Author O a person who writes a novel, poem, essay, etc.; the composer of a literary work, as distinguished from a compiler, translator, editor, or copyist

14 Purpose O the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc

15 Accuracy O the condition or quality of being true, correct, or exact; freedom from error or defect; precision or exactness; correctness

16 Easy to Use O More efficient to use—takes less time to accomplish a particular task

17 Appropriate O suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.: an appropriate example; an appropriate dress.


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