Flipped Lesson Assessing Websites 2015 01 12
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A lesson to teach 5th grade and beyond how to assess websites for research projects.
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Slide 1 - Researching on the Internet
- A Mini-Lesson on
- Assessing Websites
Slide 3 - How to avoid a Bat Boy-like mistake.
Slide 5 - Let’s try out what you learned.
- Follow the links to different websites then answer the questions.
Slide 6 - Who
- Check out these websites and see if you can figure out who wrote them, and if they are authorities on the topic.
Slide 7 - Who
- If you’re working with a partner, discuss what you discovered.
Slide 8 - What
- Check out these websites. Decide which research questions might they be “just right” for.
Slide 9 - What
- Check out these websites for content; then take the quiz.
- Be a hero! http://www.ready.gov/kids/games
- National Hazards Center: http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/dr/
- ESA Kids Earth: http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/Naturaldisasters.html
Slide 11 - When
- We want the most current information for our research. Therefore, it is important to know when the Webpage was last created or updated.
Slide 12 - Check out these websites and try to find the date it was written or updated. We don’t want old information. Then take the quiz.NASA for Education - Students: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html#.VKn3UyvF9pkAncient Civilizations: http://www.ushistory.org/civ/
Slide 14 - Where
- Where was it written? OR What is the website’s “address”?
- What does the extension of the webpage tell you? Can you trust it or do you need to investigate more, and verify information.
Slide 16 - Why
- Try to figure out why the author or authors created the webpages.
- Do they want to provide information?
- Do they want to sell you something?
- Do they want to persuade you to their opinion?
- What is the bias?
- Ancient Egypt: http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html#
- Chemical Cuisine: http://www.cspinet.org/reports/chemcuisine.htm
- Go Wild: http://gowild.wwf.org.uk/
Slide 18 - How
- How is it written?
- Are there spelling and grammar mistakes?
- Is the information clearly written or very confusing?
- Is it filled with inaccuracies?
- Did the author site sources and use reliable sources?
Slide 19 - How
- How are these websites written? Grammar & spelling good? Accurate or inaccurate information? Confusing information?
- Check out them out and take the quiz.
- The Republic of Molossia: http://www.molossia.org/countryeng.html
- Buy Dehydrated Water: http://www.buydehydratedwater.com/
Slide 22 - You have completed this mini-class on Web Assessment.
Slide 23 - Credits
- Mini-lesson created by Lauren Williams using Office Mixes.
- Bat Boy animation created by Lauren Williams using Doodleinator.
- Researching on the Internet: Assessing Websites short created by Lauren Williams using Powtoon and a template created by infolicious.co
- Congratulations image: http://youfoundthecougarpaw.wikispaces.com/file/view/congrats.gif/293677098/congrats.gif
- Date Created: 1/12/15.
- Copyright. Fairfax County Public Schools. 2015.