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With Wikispaces closing down July 2018 this page is under consideration for transfer to my new site. Stay tuned.

You've learned about different kinds of domains and how domain suffixes of the URL give clues to the kinds of information you might find on the Internet. Some of those domains are:

  • .aero - air transportation industry
  • .com - commercial
  • .edu - higher education
  • .gov - government
  • .k12 - school
  • .mil - military
  • .museum - museum
  • .net - network service provider
  • .org - organization, most often non-profit
  • ~ - tilde = personal webpage

We also talked about evaluating the authority, currency, objectivity, and content/accuracy of a web site. You will now meet the Burmese Mountain Dog. Today's assignment is to evaluate the site using our web evaluation form. When finished you will have the opportunity to search for more information about the dog with print and online resources. Let your librarian and/or teacher know when you are ready for the second part of the practice session. Click below to get started.

The Burmese Mountain Dog
(http://burmesemountaindog.info/)

OUR EVALUATION FORM AT A GLANCE

Here's a quick review of our evaluation form. Look it over and then navigate to the bottom of the page for more web evaluation opportunities.

AUTHOR/AUTHORITY

YES OR NO

1. Is there an author stated?

2. Is there an email address for the author?

3. Is the sponsor of the site listed?

CURRENCY/TIMELINESS


1. Does the site state when it was last updated?

2. Do the links provided work?

OBJECTIVITY


1. Is the purpose of the site clearly stated?

2. Is there advertising on the site?

CONTENT/ACCURACY


1. Does the information appear to be accurate?

2. Is the site free of grammar and spelling errors?

3. Does the information compare to that found in other sources?

4. Is the site easy to navigate and view?

5. Is the information useful?

OVERALL RATING - Great - OK - Poor?



TRUE OR FALSE, FACT OR FICTION - YOU DECIDE

Once you've practiced using the evaluation form and we've discussed what we know about the Burmese Mountain Dog here's some more sites needing your evaluation and use of critical thinking skills.

Sites for your Review