‚ÄćEvaluating information

When in doubt, doubt!
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Truth: Can You Handle It? great article
wikipedia See its own disclaimer
http://www.unc.edu/depts/jomc/academics/dri/idog.html
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/about.htm
http://www.thedogisland.com/
http://www.akc.org/index.cfm?nav_area=homepage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog
http://www.dhmo.org/
New Yorker cartoon
http://sc94.ameslab.gov/TOUR/tjefferson.html
all about explorers.com
http://doggoneblog.typepad.com/

Lesson idea: Spend a day(?) on each criteria "A,B, C, D" and make an annotated works cited list using Noodle Bib. Compile a Hall of Fame and a Hall of Shame

See: "Evaluating Internet Resources" http://www.virtualsalt.com/evalu8it.htm, Kathy Schrock "Teachers Helpers: Cricitcal Evaluation Information http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/eval.html

Use Jing to evaluate sites

NOW: News Writing and Reporting www.pbs.org/now/classroom/lessonplan-05.html Evaluate the validityand reliability of news stories.
NOW: Making Informed Decision and Critical Thinking http://www.pbs.org/now/classroom/lessonplan-07.html Make informed decisions through analysis of a variety of information sources.

Wikipedia: Have students select a wikipedia article that needs editing or adding to. 1. do research 2. learn the difference between fact only writing and analytical writing 3. Really learn how Wikipedia works 4. Collaborate with a larger more public body of knowledge
Cheatsheet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:cheatsheet
Citing Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:citing_sources
Deletion Policy:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:deletion_policy
Deletion Review:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:deletion_review
History Stubs:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:history_stubs
How to edit a wikipedia page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:how_to_edit_a_page#Wiki_markup
No Original Research:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:no_original_research
Revision:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:revision
Stub:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:stub
Talk Page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:talk_page
Tutorial:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:Tutorial
Verifiability:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:verifiability
From Learning and Leading with Technology Dec/Jan 2010-2011 by Jeremy Boggs George Mason Univ.

Websites to Evaluate: (some are "good" and some are "bad"
http://www.castles.org/
http://www.medieval-castles.net/
http://medieval-castles.org/
http://www.castles.nl/

http://www.cardiffcastle.com/
http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/castles.htm
http://yourchildlearns.com/castle_history.htm
http://www.castlewales.com/life.html