Rate one of the websites below by asking: Who? What? When?
While you only need to choose ONE website, be aware that some of these websites are reliable and trustworthy and others are not. The highest score possible is 45. No website should receive this number. The lowest score possible is 9. No website will receive this score, either.
Explore the website thoroughly and think carefully about each question before giving it a rating on a scale of 1 to 5.
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus: https://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/
2. Defenders of Wildlife: https://defenders.org/wildlife
3. Wikipedia: Endangered Species: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_species#Endangered_species_in_the_United_States
4. DK FindOut: Endangered Animals: https://www.dkfindout.com/us/more-find-out/special-events/endangered-animals/
5. Extinct and Endangered: The Learning Zone: http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/animals/extinct/index.htm
Be ready to talk about the scores you gave the website you chose during our next class. You should write down the scores for each section (Who? What? When?) and your total score so you remember. You should use this tracker: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aOjF07Ul2Hx7CwZyNVf620fk3Bk7Qi_gnCBc9PCz6kY/edit?usp=sharing
Press Play below to review what we learned about Website Evaluation:
Evaluate: To judge how valuable or worthy something is
Rate: To grade the quality of something
Expert: Someone who knows a lot about a specific topic
Reliable: Something or someone you can count on
Relevant: Connected or related to the topic
Accurate: Perfectly true
Current: Happening or known to be true right now
Are there other words you want to learn? Consult the dictionary!
*Remember to Ask: Who? What? When?
Who created the site? Was the website created by an expert? Does author website give credit to other trusted research? What is the author's purpose: to persuade? to entertain? to educate?
What information can be found on the site? Does the website answer my needs? Is the website made for kids my age? Is the website truthful and accurate?
When was the site updated? Is the website current? Are the links dead or alive?