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Evaluating Websites: Fake News vs. Real News: Evaluation Resources

Fake News Lessons and Worksheets

Fearless Fact-Finding A list of resources to help you find the facts.

Resources to share with Students

CRAAP Test

Currency - When was the information published and updated?

Relevance - Why is this information important to your topic?

Authority - Who is the author/publisher of this information?

Accuracy - Where does the information come from? 

Purpose - What is the purpose of the information?

 

CRAAP test Worksheet from Juniata College

Domain Names

Domain suffixes help you evaluate a website. 

.edu - educational institution  / Caution - Can be student originated material if it has tilda ~

.mil - military

.net - network, a variety of sites have this domain

.org - traditionally a non-profit organization

.com - commercial site, usually with the purpose to persuade or sell

Suffixes can also denote geographic origin .au - Australia

         

If in doubt as to the owner of a domain name, you can search the site on http://whois.domaintools.com/

This site provides information about the owners of registered domain names.  

When in Doubt...

Ask your Librarian!  

Lindsey Myers, Senior School

Mary Guering, Middle School