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The Read Web and Web Literacy

A presentation for 6th-8th Graders on Web Literacy by Kelly Ross
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on 25 October 2011

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Transcript of The Read Web and Web Literacy

Web Literacy Web Basics For
Critical Thinking The Empowered
Researcher Get R.E.A.L.:
How to Validate Information
on the Web Look at the Research Outside the Box:
A Guide to Smart Searching Domain Name: The identifying part of a web address.
Examples:
www.prezi.com
Domain Name=prezi.com
www.cnn.com/politics
Domain Name = cnn.com Truncating a URL:
Click on the end of a web address and delete all the characters up to the previous slash. Example:
1) http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/24/health/yoga-eases-back-pain/
2) http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/24/health/
3) http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/24/
4) http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/
5) http://www.cnn.com/2011/
6) http://www.cnn.com/

The Internet is a network of many different computers,
all over the world, connected together. IP Address=Web Address= URL Internet Protocal Address World Wide Web Uniform Resource Locator Search engines are like grocery stores. Would you go to the ice cream parlor to get your tires rotated? There are speciality
search engines for
amost all information
needs Just become something appears at the
top of the search bar doesn't mean it's what you were searching for. R
E
A
L Read the Url It can have clues about the real purpose or source of a website.
Be realistic.
How likely is it that a reliable science source comes from a website Url called www.redhair.com? Questions to Ask:
1) Do you recognize the domain name?
2) What is the extension in the domain name?
3)Are you on a personal page? Examine the content Some very convincing Web sites exist that have been specifically designed to stump readers. They are fun and beautifully done, but their facts are questionable at best.

Alan C. November. Web Literacy for Educators (p. 35). Kindle Edition. Ask about the Author and Owner Anyone with a computer and internet access can have a website.
Sites that are .edu or .gov are generally more reliable because you have to be affiliated with an education or government group to use these. Look at the Links What Is a Back Link? "Back links are like digital threads that come from other sites. Any author can choose to link to another site-an author may even create a link to his or her own work. Back links are invisible. Unlike forward links, which are controlled by a Web site author, anyone in the world can create a link to a site from an external source. There are no link police! "

Alan C. November. Web Literacy for Educators (p. 52). Kindle Edition. What is a Forward Link? "A forward link is the name given to a link from your Web site to a page on someone else's Web site. "

Alan C. November. Web Literacy for Educators (p. 50). Kindle Edition. Which of the following would you consider a reliable domain? 1) .com
2) .gov
3) .org
4) .edu
5)gov, .org and .edu
6) .gov and .edu
7) all of the above Looking at the links the author choose to include on a page will help provide the viewer with the sources of the author's information. If the links are all to the same domain then that says something about the author's research. To see a link simply hover your curser over the link.
The link address will appear in the bottom left corner
of your browser. 6) .gov and .edu Anyone can purchase an .org domain name. Only government and educational institutions can have .gov or .edu domains. Even though many reliable organizations use .org in their domain name, follow the steps of REAL to validate any information you obtain from a .org site. A presentation for 6th-8th grade students Links What do these often-used terms mean? Now it's your turn! Find out what your IP address is
by going to this website http://compnetworking.about.com/od/findingipaddresses/Finding_IP_Address_Find_the_IP_Address_of_a_Network_Device.htm Did You Know? The "World Wide Web" or "Web" is not the same thing as the Internet?

With a partner write a 2-3 sentence explaination as to why this is. Now It's Your Turn Identify 3 domain names of your favorite websites. Record them in your blog post. Now It's Your Turn Truncate the URL of this Prezi Presentation.
Record the steps you took in your blog post NO! Now we will watch a video on how to use search engines. As you watch, record any new or interesting information in your blog. In your groups discuss what you learn from this website
http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/ Exit Slip At the end of today's blog post reflect on what new or interesting information you learned during today's presentation. Include how you plan to use this information in the future. Record your IP Address in your class blog. Compare your IP address to your neighbors. Resources:
November, A. (2008). Web literacy for educators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press
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