In this packet students will learn how to evaluate digital information based on four criteria. Students will then put this knowledge to use by taking a close look at a website and deciding whether the site is a hoax or not. Using the four criteria and guiding questions, students will write a paraprah stating their educated opinion.
This slideshow gives an overview of how to evaluate a website using four criteria: authority, accuracy, objectivity, and currency.
Choose one of the websites listed below and evaluate it based on the 4 criteria from the slideshow: authority, accuracy, objectivity, and currenty. Write a paragraph explaining why you think the information on your site is true or not. Use the data from your evaluation to support your opinion.
Your paragraph should include the following-
Topic stentence stating your opinion
Three reasons minimum that support your opinion
Correct spelling and punctuation
Concluding sentence restating your opinion
10-15 sentences minimum