FART – does it smell funny or not

Web Evaluation: Does This Website Smell Funny to You?


Is the site Friendly to the eyes? Is it easy to read? Did the creator take time to make a well designed website? Is the site free of lots of flashy things that distract you from the text? If someone doesn’t bother to present the information in a neat fashion, the information may not be worth using.  NO Click Bait.


Does the Author have Authority? Is he an expert on the issue? Does the author identify herself and give you a way to contact her and ask a question? If someone doesn’t bother to take credit for his work, that may be a sign that he or she doesn’t want to be connected to it.


Is the information Repeated elsewhere? Does the author cite her sources so you can verify her information? If you find the most fascinating tidbit of information, but only one person claims to know it, and can’t tell you where she learned that, and no other source confirms it, it’s probably not a piece of information you want to use.


Is the information Timely? When was the information published? Is your topic time sensitive? Has the website been updated recently? Old information doesn’t help with current issue research and websites that have been abandoned may not be the best sources.

Anyone with a way on the internet and a way to create an image or make a website can make a website .  You can right now!

1. Let’s make a folder on your google drive called Photos.

2. Save a photo below [ to your google drive by double tap or right click]






3.  Select “save image as ” – go My Drive – Photos folder

4. Click on My Drive and then your double click on photo folder. Or select OPEN [photo folder] then save

5.  Hit save in the little pop up box. It should go in your photo folder.

6.  Now you will have a photo you can use for the site below.

Breaking News Generator – link here

Remember a Database – is accurate, current and includes many sources of information you can use for your research or reports which an authority in the field has reviewed.

Photos for Class

Introduce Pixabay as a source for copyright free images.

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