Evaluation Tool for Determining if a Web Site is Appropriate for Students




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WEBSITE EVALUATION FORM

Evaluation Tool for Determining if a Web Site is Appropriate for Students


For each criteria, indicate one of these ratings: 3=exceeds standard, 2=meets standard, 1=fails standard

For criteria not present in the website, apply a rating of N/A.

Content

Accuracy:





Error-free information




Current information




Objective, balanced presentation of information




Bias-free viewpoints and images




Balanced representations of cultural, ethnic, and racial groups




Correct use of grammar, spelling, and sentence structure

Appropriateness:





Concepts and vocabulary relevant to students' abilities




Information relevant to the Georgia K-12 curriculum




Interaction compatible with the physical and intellectual maturity of intended audience

Scope:





Information of sufficient scope to adequately cover the topic for the intended audience




Variety of activities, with options for increasing complexity

Technical Aspects

Navigation:





Rapid retrieval of information and screen transitions




Intuitive icons, menus, and directional symbols that foster independent use




Controllable pace, including options for stop/pause/exit




Controllable sound and narration that can be turned off separately




Search paths for return to previous screens viewed




Easy access to cross references, additional information




Two levels of searching (including Boolean strategy), when appropriate




Bookmark and highlighting features, when appropriate

Save/Record-Keeping Features:





Logical options for printing/downloading all or selected text, and graphics




Save feature for search results, when appropriate




Note-taking feature, when appropriate




Record-keeping feature to monitor student progress



Technical Aspects (continued)

Presentation:





Information presented through text, motion, still images, sound




Information presented in a manner to stimulate imagination and curiosity




Activities that provide opportunities for creative problem solving




Use of appropriate and supportive feedback




Options for help, tutorial segments




Uncluttered screen displays




Captions, labels, or legends for visuals




Legible text and print size that is appropriate for the intended audience

Quality:





High quality visuals relevant to the content




High quality audio and video consistent with state-of-the-art reproduction capabilities




Sound that is clearly understandable and consistent in quality and volume




Sound and music that is relevant to screen displays

Documentation

Technical Information:





Descriptions of specific hardware requirements for operating the application




Instructions for installation and operation




Instructions for search and help features




Toll free technical support telephone number

Teacher's Guide:





Description of target audience




Summary of the contents of the application




Instructional and/or behavioral objectives




Suggestions for classroom use, lesson plans, related activities




Ancillary materials for student use, such as camera-ready worksheets and activity pages



Criteria for an Excellent Website:
75-100% of the answers are 3’s - Excellent Website

50-75% of the answers are 3’s - Good/OK Website

Below 50 % of the answers are 3’s - Pour Website


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