The Web Detective is an online resource created by GST BOCES to help students learn to evaluate the validity of web resources that they may want to use for class room assignments. Students may work alone or in teams to go through a checklist asking them to evaluate various characteristics of a web site such as its authority, currency, or coverage of a topic.
The Evaluating Web sites checklist is based on and adapted from the Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites PDF published as part of Ithaca College's Project Look Sharp. You can find more resources and links to other sites for judging the credibility of web sites at http://www.projectlooksharp.org/?action=webresources_internet
GST BOCES, Elmira, NY