I. Introduction - Mankato, MN Homepage
Success worksheet - student
III. The Good
History : Exploring African - American Issues on the Web
Sponsored by Pacific Bell
Well Organized and easy to navigate
Has author and author information easily located
Has date and regularly updated
Author answers email
Women of Past and Present
Author easily located
Background / purpose for site available
Well organized - search by subject, name, related links
Very thorough coverage
~ - check for author's credentials.
IV. The Bad
Read the disclaimer - Arrow down to part four of the disclaimer
Appears to be a real page - has all the elements: author, date, organization
Check out the real Makato page
Facts seem to be accurate - however, no links to actual articles or studies
Has a list of resources.
Includes an author's name and copyright date.
Verify by checking :
Other Web Sites for more information:
Credit to By: Dr. Steven Hackbarth, Ph.D., DVM.
Looks like a Google Page.
Read the note at the bottom of the page.
V. The Ugly
Onion - America's Finest News Source
Responsibility for page missing - Who sponsors the page?
Copyright date is listed.
Appears to be a valid news source - the page looks authentic
Title is related to other PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals)
Author listed without credentials or background
Bias is very evident
Life Shark Cartilage Information Exchange
Purpose - selling
Author - Who is Real Life?
Date - Updated July 2000
Alludes to studies but where are the citations?
VI. Other sources useful for web page
1. Joyce Valenza's Webquest Evaluation Activity
Web Resources by Jan Alexander and Marsha Ann Tate from Widener
Includes a checklist of criteria for evaluating web pages. Has examples of web sites as well as a Power Point presentation.
for Evaluating Web Sites from North Carolina Department of Public
A short list of criteria.
VII. Evaluation Activity - Select one
of websites and complete the evaluation
A. Gun Control
a.NCPA - Crime & Gun Control
b.Gun Control vs. Gun Rights
a.Aspartame Consumption is Never Safe
b.Aspartame (NutraSweet) Toxicity Information Center
c.Aspartame helps keep weight off
C. Or select a set of websites from this
Activtiy Page (designed by Susan E. Beck from New Mexico State University Library)
Includes websites on Smoking and Tobacco, Aids, Immigration and Drugs, Hormones
Arrow down to appropriate subject for help with evaluating websites.
Reviewed and Updated 3/14/2005
Rosalie M. Baker and Mary Moyer, Media Specialists
Delsea Regional High School
Franklinville, NJ 08322
Webmistress, Mary Moyer firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
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Criteria for Evaluation Success worksheet - teacher version