Lab Activity for Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

In class, on Monday, we discussed “Web Credibility.” We talked about what makes us trust a source, and what are some red flags that tell us a source might not be reliable.

Today, I want you (and a partner if you choose) to put your evaluation skills into practice.

I ask that you:

  • Choose a topic (It can be related to your group project, your personal blog, or anything you’re really interested in)
  • Find FIVE Websites and use the checklist I showed you in class to evaluate whether or not they’re good sources.

Credibility Checklist

After you’ve calculated its credibility number

  • Open a NEW WORD DOCUMENT

For Each Site Include:

  • The Website name and Address
  • The Credibility Number

Write a description of each site’s:

  • Appearance
  • Tone
  • Usefulness
  • and at least FOUR signs that indicates its credibility–or lack thereof.

 

When you have finished this put your name(s) on the doc. print it, and turn it in.

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