Learning to Evaluate Websites
Students will view a short video on learning why it is necessary to evaluate websites and how to do it.
Video will be embedded on Google Site.
2 Guided Practice
Students will learn the CAPOW method of evaluating websites.
Teacher will model evaluating a website from a Google Search with student input.
Students will learn how to use the Snipping Tool installed with Windows 7.
3 Independent Practice
Students will learn to navigate to the School Virtual Learning Commons website.
Students will learn to navigate to the "Search Strategies and Website Evaluation" guide.
Students will be assigned a specific website from the list to evaluate.
Students will evaluate website using the CAPOW method
Students will use snipping tool to create screenshots that illustrate each of the evaluation steps.
Students will add these screenshots into the Google Presentation template provided by the teacher. Screenshots will be
highlighted/annotated so the evaluation criteria are marked.
Students will add their comments in the notes indicating how they evaluated each item.
Students will share their presentation with teacher.
4 Wrap Up
Students will answer a short quiz on how to evaluate a website.
Students will be assessed on their Google Presentation.
Key Standards Supported
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.