Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

Students are broken into groups with assigned roles and directed to explore particular websites and answer questions unrelated to web page evaluation. Students then discuss what they think of the resources they used and start developing criteria about how to evaluate an internet resource. Homework assignment is to go home and have a minimum of 5 criteria by which to judge a website when they come back for the second lesson.

Subjects:

  • Educational Technology > General
  • Information & Media Literacy > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

credibility bias internet evaluation

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

None
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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
2
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2009-05-23.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource addresses web page evaluation, an important media literacy skill. The lesson is written for 2-3 class periods of 45 minutes or one double period. Students are “broken into groups with assigned roles and directed to explore particular websites and answer questions unrelated to web page evaluation. Students then discuss what they think of the resources they used and start developing criteria about how to evaluate an Internet resource.” This resource is well organized and includes good ideas for assessment and extension. However, it would benefit by some more specifics details including more information on the “assigned roles,” “particular websites,” and “questions” used in the activity. The resource also mentions providing web site criteria for students who need additional structure, although no specific criteria are mentioned. The only mentioned strategy is CARRDS. To learn more about CARRDS, visit <a HREF="http://www.curriki.org/index.html" >this resource</a>.

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