Evaluating Websites
As users of the internet it is important to be aware that not all websites found on the internet are valid, legitimate, and/or appropriate for use in a classroom setting.

This page contains resources to help the internet user determine if a website is a valid.


Website Evaluation Methods:

The 5 W’s of Website Evaluation (created by Kathy Schrock)
Who - What - When - Where - Why

5 W’s Video - YouTube Link or ViewPure Link


REAL Method (by Alan November)
Read the URL
Examine the content
Ask about the author and owner
Look at the links

REAL Method Video - YouTube Link or ViewPure Link


CRAAP Test Method
Currency - Relevancy - Authority - Accuracy - Purpose

CRAAP Test Method Video - YouTube Link or ViewPure Link


Other Resources for Evaluating Internet Information

Lesson Plan - Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation(Read Write Think)


Evaluating Websites Tutorial (Ohio State University)

Checklist for Evaluating Web Resources (University of Southern Maine)

Education Resources for Web Literacy (November Learning)


List of Hoax Websites to Use in Teaching and Learning