Source Evaluation

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Website Criteria

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Tutorials/Lessons

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Evaluation Forms

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5Ws of Website Evaluation
Quick - Quality Information Checklist
Who is the Author?
Who is the Publisher?
Checking Accuracy
Indicators of Bias
How Can You Find the Date?
Critical Evaluation of a Website
Critical Evaluation of On-line Video
Critical Evaluation of a Blog

Activities and Challenges

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Take a Walk on the Wild Web
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Spot the Fake
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Fact Check Sites

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Snopes
Snopes is a website devoted to investigating the accuracy of so-called popular myths or “urban legends.” Its reports, which are very reliable, tackle Internet hoaxes, chain e-mails and cultural legends.
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FactCheck.org
From FactCheck.org: "We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases."
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PolitiFact.com
From Politifact.com: "PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times to help you find the truth in American politics. Reporters and editors from the Times fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups and rate them on our Truth-O-Meter."