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evaluating resources


Curipod generated lesson: "evaluating resources". #8-10

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In a few words, what is the purpose of evaluating resources?
2. Slide
60 seconds
Identify the author, purpose, and audience. Analyze the accuracy, relevancy, and objectivity. Consider the currency and bias of the information.
Evaluating Resources
3. Slide
60 seconds
Evaluating Resources: A process of examining information sources in order to determine their accuracy, relevance, and usefulness for a given purpose. Primary Source: Information that comes directly from the originator of an idea or event. This can be in the form of an image, document, or artifact. Secondary Source: Information that is based on or derived from primary sources. This can be in the form of a book, newspaper article, or a website.
4. Slide
60 seconds
When evaluating resources, it is important to take into account the sources' authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and coverage. In some cases, even primary sources of information may not be reliable. It is possible to evaluate how well a source meets certain criteria without actually reading the source.
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5. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What criteria do you think is important to consider when evaluating online resources for accuracy and validity?
6. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What are the three criteria you can use to evaluate the credibility of an online resource?
7. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw your house floating on a cloud in the sky.
8. Poll
60 seconds
When evaluating a source for accuracy, which of the following should be considered?
  • Author's credentials
  • Publication date
  • Source of funding
  • Number of citations
9. Slide
60 seconds
10. Poll
60 seconds
Which of the following is NOT an important factor when evaluating a resource?
  • Number of views
  • Objectivity
  • Author's credentials
  • Currency of information
11. Poll
60 seconds
Which of the following is a type of primary source?
  • Interview
  • Newspaper article
  • Textbook
  • Website
12. Poll
60 seconds
Which of the following is NOT a type of source?
  • Fact
  • Primary Source
  • Secondary Source
  • Tertiary Source

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