Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Today we will be using a rating sheet to evaluate websites. You may not get to all of these steps today, so please start on Step One!
The topic of each of the sites below is endangered species. Pretend that you are about to do a project on endangered species,--go to one of these websites and use our rating sheet to decide if you would use the information you find there.
Endangered Earth (www.endangeredearth.com/)
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopushttp://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus)
World Wildlife Fund: About Our Earth (http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/)
The Jackalope Conspiracy (www.sudftw.com/jackcon.htm)
Kids’ Planet: Species Fact Sheets (www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html)
Wikipedia: Endangered Species (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_species)
Endangered! Exploring a World at Risk (www.learnnc.org/lp/external/1265)
Earth’s Endangered Creatures (www.earthsendangered.com/)
Share and discuss your results with a classmate at the same step as you.
Use the rating sheet to rate one of your favorite 'green' sites. How does it hold up to our rating system?
We have spent a lot of time discussing advertising. How does advertising factor into websites? What do you notice? Do you think that makes a difference in whether or not a website should be used for research? Look at a few of these websites with an eye for advertising. (Think about this and we will discuss it as a class next time!)
Should we change the rating sheet? How? Why? Note any changes you would like to make on an extra rating sheet.