Friday, April 12, 2013

Website Evaluation: Internet Detective and 11 Other Resources

Launched in 2006, Internet Detective is a very cool site which was written for college-level students. After viewing the site, I feel that high school seniors and advanced juniors would also gain a lot of insight from using it. Looking for more resources on evaluating websites? Try some of the ones below:

Checklist for Evaluating Web Resources

Credible Sources Count- view a 10-minute tutorial about how to find sites you can trust. EXCELLENT!

Critical Evaluation of Information- Kathy Schrock's guide by grade level; covers elementary through secondary 


EasyBib Website Evaluation-


Evaluating Websites- from Indiana University Libraries 


Finding Reliable Information Online- slide presentation from middle school teacher Sean Hinger


The Five Ws of Website Evaluation


Media Awareness Network- "who, what when where" explained so you can understand it

Museum of Hoaxes- bogus web sites from A to Z


University of Berkeley Library- an excellent tutorial on finding information on the Internet

What to Consider When Evaluating Websites
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