Website Evaluation

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Is it Real.... or is it.....?

Potholes on the Information SuperHighway

What do you think???? Visit each of these sites and see which contain real information.

Facts about the Civil War
Biomes of the World
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Victorian Era Robots - Check out Boilerplate
The History of the Fisher-Price Aeroplane (Tupolev Tu-164)
The Human Vampiric Virus

These may be a bit tougher to detect
Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division
The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

Compare web sites on the same topic - This is a site created by a teacher

Martin Luther (no longer accessible in Maine schools)

***Having fun?? Check out these:
Buy Dehydrated Water
Or any from this great page: Evaluating Internet Based Information



Checking Authority

1. Verify from other sources
Copy a key phrase or sentence and "Google it." Does it appear anywhere else?
2. Strip the URL
Delete parts of the URL starting at the right to get to the source directory.
3. Use the link: command
In Google, type link: then the site's URL and Search. This will return sites that link to the site you are investigating.