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Questions to Consider:

Who can create a website?
Who can add any sort of content to the web?
How do we know what is reliable and what isn't?

My dog is tired and stressed out. It barks all the time and we need a vacation from each other.
I found this site. It looks amazing! I want to send my dog there...what do you think?

Let's Investigate!


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Use the i-Nigma App to scan this QR Code
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Go through the site with your partner and discuss it with the people at you table.

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What do you think about Dog Island. Should I send my dog there?


How can we evaluate websites to ensure that the information we find is reliable?

Watch the BrainPOP Online Sources Video
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Putting it into Practice


Now let's take a look at Dog Island again!!

6 things to look for

Who is the author? Are they experts on the subject? What do other people say about them?

Who is the publisher? Are they reputable? Is it trustworthy? Does it look professional? Can the information be verified? What suffix does it have?
Remember: You can perform site: searches for different suffixes such as .edu, .gov, and country codes such as.uk .sv etc..to help you find reliable sources.

When was it published? updated? Are there examples of link rot? Check the date!

Can you find any examples of Bias? Is this someone's opinion? Are they trying to convince you without using facts and showing you all sides of the topic?

Is it in depth? Are their links to other sources? Use the link: command to search for sites that link to this site.

Is it accurate information? Can you find the same information from reliable publishers by crosschecking it on other websites?

Plenary:

Be ready to report back to the class, share you findings and give you opinions on the site.