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Q3 Web Site Evaluation Step 1

9. Web Site Evaluation


1. You have learned how to search and Google. Watch the following video to make a decision on which resource to use when you are doing your research.

Direct link to this video

Why Can't I Just Search Google? (2:30)

Steps Continued

2. Now, you are going to search for a topic you would like to know more about or one your teacher has selected for you. Use this document as you go through the steps.

3. Using Google, you will search for the topic. Locate at least two articles on your topic to use for your evaluation. Make sure to copy the citations for your assignment. 

4. You will also choose a database from, find at least two resources, and include them in your evaluation. Make sure to copy the citations for your assignment. 

If you would like the articles to be read to you, downloaded to MP3, or
 translated into a different language, many of the databases in MeL can do so. If you see the following next to an article, try them out.Listen


MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
b. Build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

3. Knowledge Constructor
a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits
b. Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources
c. Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts or solving authentic problems