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Is this for Real?!
Transcript of Is this for Real?!
Where can I find out more about who created this site?
Is this for Real?!
How to tell if a website is real or a hoax
Who Remembers this?
So what do you think?
Is everything on the Internet true?
#3 Research and Information Fluency
#5 Digital Citizenship
Reasons for Websites
So how do you tell
if a website is real or not?!
Look at the following sites:
Write down 3 things that make you think
they are real or fake sites.
When you are finished, we'll take a vote.
Let's Take a Vote!
And the Answer is.......
both are hoax sites!
So what now?!
Be a critical "consumer"
The 5 "W's" of Website Evaluation
Who created the site? Does it say?
Is there a way to
contact the author?
Is the author an expert?
Does the author list a purpose for the site?
What information is on this site?
Is it the same information as other sites?
When was the site created?
When was the site last updated?
Why should I use this information
Why is this source better than another?
Is there an "about us" page?
Who is the intended audience?
What 'opinion words' are used?
(always, never, best, worst, all, etc.)
What is the tone? Is it serious? funny?
Where is the site located (what domain*?)
Other things to consider....
Decoding a URL
What's the domain?
So which of these are the most reliable
for having factual information?
Does the design look professional?
Are there spelling or grammar mistakes?
Are there broken links?
Are there any advertisements?
What type of images are used?
Link:put URL here
who else links to this site?
Who is: put the author's name here
Google Page Rank: http://any-tech.ws/page-rank/