Searching and evaluating resources and the internet

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Searching and evaluating resources and the internet by Mind Map: Searching and evaluating resources and the internet

1. Searching internet resources

1.1. Using google advanced search

1.2. Google has lesson plans to help teach how to use the internet

1.3. How Search Works

2. Evaluating resources

2.1. Trust or trash

2.1.1. http://trustortrash.org/

2.2. EasyBib

2.2.1. http://webeval.easybib.com/

3. Tips for efficient searching

3.1. Use quotation marks to search for a specific phase

3.2. Use more than one search engine

3.3. Be specific when you search

3.4. Look for similar pages to back up the information you find

4. Critically evaluating information

4.1. This is one of the most important literacy skills for students

4.2. Use the 5 W's to evaluate information

4.2.1. Who: who wrote it

4.2.2. What: what is the author's purpose

4.2.3. When: when was the website created or last updated

4.2.4. Where: where does the information come from

4.2.5. Why: why is this information useful and why should I use it

4.3. Need to make sure the information you are using is accurate