WEB SITE EVALUATION & INTERNET LESSON PLAN GUIDE
You have found a Web site to consider using in developing a unit of study. How do you determine if it
fits your needs? (Remember to save it as a Bookmark or Favorite before you lose it!). Start by jotting down
some notes about your first impression.
• Is it student-friendly? Appropriate reading and interest level?
• Is it related to your unit of study and important to the body of knowledge students are researching?
• Does the screen load in a reasonable amount of time?
• If it is important to you, is the site free of advertisement banners and pop-ups?
• Do most of the links you try work?
• Do you feel comfortable and confident getting around the site?
If you've answered no - look elsewhere. The Internet is loaded with student-friendly, information-packed
sites. You may not want to deal with slow-loading sites. Other sites may be easier for students to navigate
because they include site maps on the home page. Banner advertisements may confuse and distract your
students. Continue your search to find a site that works for you and your students.
If you've answered yes, then the site has made a good first impression. Spend some time at the site to deter-
mine the following:
Site URL: _____________________________________________________________
Site Title: ______________________________________________________________
What did you find useful about this site? _____________________________________
Does the data appear to be up to date and correct? __Yes __No __Can’t tell
Are there any links that may get students lost or confused? __Yes __No __Maybe
Must students log in or use a password? __Yes __No __Can’t tell
Will they be asked any personal information? __Yes __No __Can’t tell