Use the TACO method for evaluating websites
Students can use Educreations to take notes while the teacher reviews the methods that should be used when evaluating websites for validity. Teachers can also use Educreations to record their notes and presentations ahead of time and also post this online for the students to access.
2 Direct Instruction
Students need to visit the following link via the web:
Here they have the TACO handout, and a guide and links to the resources that they will need to evaluate.
3 Guided Practice
Edmodo can be utilized to store both the links for Educreations and Edcanvas so that students have one location to search for the lesson information. Edmodo can also be used to easily create quizzes and assignments for the students to complete once they complete the Edcanvas activity.
4 Independent Practice
Students will need to research a predetermined topic and find two websites that are valid based on the TACO requirements and would be good for research
Students will complete an exit slip in Edmodo and name the four TACO criteria for evalutaing websites.