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04 October 2010

REAL Website Evaluation

This screen cast walks us through the steps of Alan November's REAL website evaluation. It's not simple. I recommend it to teachers, librarians, older students, perhaps upper Primary students. When websites are given to younger students, I assume an adult has already looked at the site, and evaluated it.

The tools mentioned in the video are:
TinEye Reverse image search http://www.tineye.com/
Google Translate http://translate.google.com/#
Whois domain name lookup http://www.whois.net/

In Library terms, is the website used in this video Fiction or Non-Fiction? Should it be given a Dewey Decimal number, and included on our shelf of resources?

"Read the URL" = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI3a3X...
"Examine the Content" = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI3a3X...
"Ask about Author/Owner" = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI3a3X...
"Look at the Links" = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI3a3X...
"Summary" = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI3a3X...

Alan November's REAL website evaluation process for students and teachers. A Walden University Master of Science in Education (Technology Integration) assignment."

Also see November Learning's Information Literacy Resources
A links list of resources on this topic by Kathy Schrock: Critical Evaluation Information