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For resources used in Web 2.0 evaluation, refer to the Web 2.0 KitEvaluating Digital Information
Part Five of the series Five Things Today's Digital Generation Cannot do (and what you can do to help) discusses how searchers have to invent their own evaluation standards because schools are not teaching them.Podcast on Credibility
Frances Jacobson Harris, University Laboratory High School librarian (UIUC) and author of a chapter in a forthcoming book on Credibility, talks about Web page evaluation."Calamity" Jane Austin
In this story Janice Cooper shares high school digital evaluation realities.The Critical Pastafarian: Evaluation by Authority in a Web 2.0 World
Ryan Deschamps reflects on librarianship and authority in a Web 2.0 world.
The ability to dissect a URL unlocks three powerful investigative searching techniquesPart 1 - Find the author or publisher
Teacher's Guide: Personalized Evaluation Searches
How to use Rollyo, Swiki and Google Co-op to create personalized search engines for safe Web page evaluation practice at all grade levels.Quick Pick: Links To
Using advanced operators to reveal a Web page's unsolicited references.Teacher's Guide to Action Zone Evaluation Games
Recommended uses for the Bad Apple and Use It! or Lose It! evaluation games in this Kit, including tips and answers.Teacher's Guide to Bad Apple (Classroom Edition)
Recommended ways to use the five Bad Apple evaluation challenges bundled in the Classroom Edition of this Action Zone activity.
Popular MicroModules on Evaluation:
Find a credible source that answers the question, "What is the highest freshwater lake in Tibet?" in this Timed Internet Search Challenge.Cell Phone Challenge
Find the accurate date on which the Governor of Illinois announced that drivers under the age of 18 in Illinois could no longer talk on cell phones while driving.Evaluating Digital Information MicroModule Companions
Three interactive tutorials strenthen investigative skills for finding and evaluating authors, publishers and detecting bias.Use it? or Lose it?
Two different evaluation challenges (Shakespeare and the Air Car) to determine who is telling the truth.
Four different evaluation challenges that may be played by individuals.Bad Apple (Classroom Edition)
Five separate evaluation challenges that compare your investigative findings to those of others in your class.
What makes an author's work biased? Detect bias in these examples from the Web.
IMSA Evaluation Wizard
How to use our Evaluation Wizard to assess how well students evaluate what they find online.Vetted Links (Hoax Sites)
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