Comparing two or more Web sites: Below is a list of several pairs
of Web sites, with each pair containing one reliable site and one
bogus site. If these topics do not match your curriculum focus,
locate or create your own pair of suitable Web sites. This approach
works best if the site appears to be plausible, but it is actually
Evaluating a single Web site: This approach also works best if
the site appears to be plausible, but it is actually bogus.
If working with students on a specific research project, ask
students to assess a common Web site or pair of Web sites and then
assess several additional sites identified through their own Internet
Select suitable Web sites.
Below is a list of paired Web sites, with each pair containing
one reliable site and one bogus site. (Only the bogus site would
be used when evaluating a single Web site.) Do not
suggest to students that there is anything wrong with the sites.
Also, if students are accessing these sites by computer, give only
the Web site address (URL) as the title might influence students.
Notice whether or not students read the title when they go to the