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Web Page Evaluation

Page history last edited by PBworks 12 years ago
There is no guarantee that any information on any website is accurate!
Here are 5 types of questions you can ask about the information on a website to help determine if the information is accurate:
5 W's or
five finger website evaluation rule
Who Attribution Uploaded on March 25, 2007by Thomas Frederick
Who wrote the information on the web page?
Are they known to be knowledgeble about the subject?
Are they known and trusted?
What AttributionNo Derivative Works Uploaded on February 21, 2005 by stigeredoo
What does the website say?
Does it make sense?
What makes the site easy to use?
When AttributionUploaded on July 24, 2007 by LollyKnit
When was the website created?
When was the website last updated?
Where Attribution Uploaded on May 24, 2006 by Foxtongue
Where does the information come from?
Where can I look to find out more?
Why AttributionUploaded on March 15, 2008 by woodleywonderworks
Why is this information useful for my purpose?
Why should I use this information?
Why is this page better than another?
Adapted by Barry Bishop August 2008
©1998 by Kathy Schrock (kathy@kathyschrock.net)
PDF version to print out: http://kathyschrock.net/abceval/5ws.pdf
Back to Kathy Schrock’s Critical Evaluation Page: http://kathyschrock.net/abceval/
Back to Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators: http://discoveryschool.com/schrockguide/


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