Talking about the integration of web2.0 tools and applications in education does by default implies the rudimentary knowledge, from teachers part , of the basic standards on which we make judgments of the usability , practicality and authenticity of websites we will be using with our students . This is really a serious issue for educators in the 21st century classroom . Everyone of us is trying in a way or another and in a differing degrees to use some kind of technology with students .but have you ever asked yourself questions like :
Do websites i am using with my students respect the educative standards ?
Do they really contain reliable , authentic and appropriate content ?
Do their authors have some credibility and credentials in their domains ?
If you have already asked yourself these questions then you are in the right path but if you still haven't then here is your opportunity to learn how to evaluate websites you want to use in your classroom.
I have collected the best documents and guides on how to evaluate websites for classroom use from different well-known and prestigious universities . I have already read those articles several times and have twitted them more then 10 times and now i am sharing them with you here .
To read the article click on the links below :
If you want to read specific parts of it then i refer you to the headlines .
Evaluating Information Found on the Internet ( Johns Hopkins University )
Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals ( Cornel University )
Critically Analyzing Information Sources ( Cornel University )Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask ( University of California )
Five criteria for evaluating Web pages ( Cornel University Library )
I hope you enjoyed the articles and that you have added some new and extra information to your evolving technological repertoire . Until we meet again in another post about a web2.0 tool revision , here are my best wishes for you .