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Website Evaluations

Real or Fake - You Decide

       

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It is important to realize that not everything on the internet is real and accurate.  Telling fact from fiction can be difficult in today's digital world. 

So how can you tell the difference?

 

Try looking at the following:

Credibility

  • What is the URL ending

    • .com (commercial)

    • .org (organization)

    • .net (network)

    • .edu (education)

    • .gov (government

Accuracy

  • Is there an author

  • Is the date of the site current

  • Are there misspellings or grammar errors

Reasonableness

  • What is the topic or subject matter

  • How in depth is the material covered

  • Do the facts make sense

Support

  • Does the author provide resources

  • Do others support the information

 

 

Student Task: Visit the sites below and see if you can figure out which ones are real and which ones are fake. 

Site 1 - Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus

Site 2 - Iowa State University's Tasty Insect Recipes

http://www.ent.iastate.edu/misc/insectsasfood.html

Site 3 - Save The Rennets

http://savetherennets.com

Site 4 - Buy Dehydrated Water

http://www.buydehydratedwater.com/home

Site 5 - International Museum of Toilets

http://www.sulabhtoiletmuseum.org/

 
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