Name: __________________________________________ Date:____________
CRITICAL EVALUATION OF A WEB SITE: WEB SITES FOR USE BY EDUCATORS
© 2002-12. Kathleen Schrock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kathy Schrock’s Home Page http://kathyschrock.net
What type of connection do you have to the Internet?
High-speed connection DSL T1 T3 Broadband/cable/satellite Other/don’t know
Are you using a tablet to
e page Yes No
What is the URL of the Web page you are evaluating? http://
the name of the site?
Place an "x" in the appropriate checkbox.
Part 1: Technical and visual aspects of the page
As you look at the questions below, put an X in the yes or no column for each.
1.1 Does the page take a long time to load?
1.2 Do any pictures or photographs on the page add to the information?
1.3 Is the spelling and grammar correct on the page?
1.4 Are there headings and subheadings on the page?
• If so, are they helpful?
1.5 Is the page signed by the author?
1.6 Is the author's e-mail address included?
1.7 Is there a date on the page that tells you when it was last updated?
• If so, is it current?
1.8 Is the format of the page standard and readable with your browser?
1.9 Is there an image map (large clickable graphic with hyperlinks) on the page?
1.10 Is there a table (columns of text) on the page? (Check the source code to be sure.)
• If so, is the table readable with your browser?
1.11 If you have graphics turned off, is there a text alternate to the images?
1.12 On supporting pages, is there a link back to the home page?
1.13 Are the links clearly visible and annotated or explanatory?
1.14 Do photographs or sound files appear on the page?
• If so, can you be sure that a picture or sound has not been edited?
• If you're not sure, should you accept the information as valid for your purpose?
Summary of Part One
Using the data you have collected above, write a short statement explaining why you would or wouldn't recommend
this site to a fellow educator.
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