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Q3 Web Site Evaluation Vocabulary

9. Web Site Evaluation

Key Vocabulary

Accuracy: Accuracy is the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information. 

Authority: Authority is the source of the information. 

Currency: Currency is the timeliness of the information.

Database: A database is a collection of pieces of information that is organized and used on a computer.

Purpose: The purpose is the reason the information exists. 

Relevance: Relevance is the importance of the information for your needs. 

Search engine: A search engine is a computer program that is used to look for information on the Internet.

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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