Is it real or is it a hoax? Is this website worth your time? Will it help you find answers to your questions?
Use the 5'w's of Website Evaluation to find out!
Who? wrote the page and how are they an expert?
is there contact information for them?
Is there a biography of the author included?
What? does the author say is the purpose of the site?
What else could the author have in mind?
What makes the site easy to use?
What information is included and how is it different/similar to other sites?
When was it created and last updated?
Where does the site come from?
Where can I look to find out more about the sponsor of the site
Why is this site useful for my purpose?
Why should I use this site?
Why is this site better than another?
(From Kathy Schrock)
Your Mission..... working with your partner you are to pick one set of websites. Using what we have learned about website evaluation, decide which site is real and which one is the fake. Use the 5'ws sheet and your check list to help you. Email Mrs. Israel with your answers and to find out which ones are real and which ones are the "hoax". firstname.lastname@example.org
Pair 1: Chemistry
Pair 2: Food
Pair 3: Endangered animals