EVALUATION OF WEBSITES Name of site URL Place a check mark in the column that best answers the question and rate the overall website at the bottom. Element Poor Fair Excellent Quality of Writing: 1. Grammar 2. Spelling 3. Graphics, animation and color Content 1. Additional resource links included 2. Useful – Does the website meet the needs of my research? 3. How does this website compare to other websites on the same topic? 4. What does my prior knowledge tell me about the information included? Technical Elements 1. All links work 2. Meaningful information is found within 30 seconds Credibility 1. Was there bias? Was there an opinion stated? 2. Is the goal of the site to make a profit? Were there items being sold? 3. Was there a contact person and a way to contact this person (e- mail, telephone, address)? 4. Was there a host school or institution posted with an address? 5. Was the date of the last update stated? 6. Was the date of the last update appropriate? OVERALL IMPRESSION Information was Information Information was not useful and did was fair. I helpful. I would not meet my might use the use the website needs. I would website if I for my research. not use the couldn’t find website. anything better.