Keeping on TRACK
1 Hook - Evaluating Credibility Video
Show the YouTube video "Evaluating Credibility on the Web" and lead a discussion with students about what they saw and remembered.
Watch the YouTube video "Evaluating Credibility on the Web" and participate in a discussion about what they saw.
2 Guided Practice - TRACK some sites
Using a NearPod and the TRACK evaluation form the teacher will walk the students through 2 sources of information about endangered animals. The teacher will help students get to the appropriate web sources and guide them through the TRACK acronym for each.
Students will use their laptops and join the NearPod session. They will go through the 2 sources, use the TRACK acronym to evaluate the sources, and answer the questions on the NearPod.
3 Direct Instruction - TRACK evaluation form
The teacher will go over the TRACK evaluation form (note: this form was created by Ms. Marie Sclafani, a teacher at my school and is used with her permission) and explain how to use it when evaluating websites.
Task -The content meets the reader's needs
Reason - What is the purpose of the source? Is it to entertain, persuade, explain,or inform?
Authority - Who created the source?
Current - How current is the source?
Kid- Freindly - Is the source appropriate for my age level?
Students will follow along as the TRACK evaluation form is explained and participate in discussion.
4 Independent Practice: The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
For the last source - the website about The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus - the teacher will instruct the students to try and use the TRACK evaluation tool on their own. She will give some guidance and navigate through the NearPod but will ask students to limit discussion.
Students will use the TRACK evaluation form and the NearPod to analyze the website about the Pacific NorthWest Tree Octopus.
The teacher will launch a Kahoot that reviews the parts of the TRACK evaluation tool as well as the results of the 3 searches.
Students will play the Kahoot game on their laptops.