This page contains information regarding the evaluation of web sites. As we work through our lesson on web page evaluation, students will be using a variety of tools, handouts, and links from this page.

Why Do Students Need to Know How to Evaluate Web Pages?

With the advent of the World Wide Web and the huge amount of information that is contained there, students need to be able to critically evaluate a Web page for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias (showing an unfair prejudice toward someone or something), and usability. The ability to critically evaluate information is an important skill in this information age.

Anatomy of a Web Address (URL)

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Web Evaluation Tools









Let's Evaluate this Site together
Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide PDF version




A Few More Sites to Practice Web Evaluation
Use this worksheet as a tool to evaluate the following websites

All About Explorers
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanies
Boilerplate: Mechanical Marvel of the 19th Century
Burmese Mountain Dog
Buy an Ancestor Online
California's Velcro Crop Under Challenge
Case Analysis of a Historic Killer Tornado
Depression
Dehydrated Water
Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division
End of the World 2012
Feline Reactions to Bearded Men
Google Job Opportunities
Google Technology
Henry VIII
History of the Fisher-Price Airplane
Internet Bad for Kids
Jacopo di Poggibonsi
Mankato (MN) Home Page
McWhortle Enterprises
MoonBeam Enterprises and Lunar Travel Agency
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
OvaPrima Foundation
Republic of Molossia
Taxonomy of Barney
Vaccines
Visit Exciting Fredericton
Volcanoes



If you'd like to check out the Holocaust site referenced during class, copy the following URL http://pubweb.acns.nwu.edu/~abutz/di/dc/camps.html, click on this link, then paste the URL you copied into the slot next to the Wayback Machine (take out the "http" already typed in that slot). Once the Wayback Machine takes you back, you can click on the dates with circles to see what the page(s) looked like on that date.