[Technology 1199] Re: Web Site Reviews

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Bakin, Barry barry.bakin at lausd.net
Thu Aug 9 19:57:19 EDT 2007


The ESL/CBET & Citizenship Technology Guide written and published by
teachers in our program in 2002 has a website evaluation checklist. It
can be found on page c-1 of the guide or page 175 of the pdf file that
is at
http://adultinstruction.org/administrators/handbooks/esl_tech_guide.pdf.
Our checklist was based on a document (A Guide for Evaluating the
Reliability of Internet Resources) put out by the Outreach and
Technology Assistance Network (OTAN)written by Doris Ivy which can be
found at
http://www.otan.us/browse/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_ft&recno=894&catid=1
7191. If you're not already an OTAN site member you might be asked to
register (free) before being directed to the document.

Barry Bakin
ESL Teacher Adviser
Division of Adult and Career Education,
Los Angeles Unified School District

-----Original Message-----
From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:technology-bounces at nifl.gov]
On Behalf Of Barbara Sabaj
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 7:31 PM
To: 'The Technology and Literacy Discussion List'
Subject: [Technology 1194] Re: Web Site Reviews


Listed below is an evaluation form I have used with students. If you
want this is a Word document, e-mail me off the listserv and I will send
it to you.



Form for
Evaluating Internet Resources

1. URL of web site:

2. Name of web site:

3. Primary use: students teachers
others (mark all that apply)
4. What is the purpose or goal of this web site?


5. What organization created this site?

6. Do they have a built-in bias towards the information?

7. What other references are cited for the information presented?


8. What other types of organizations link to this site? (Using a
search engine, type link: and the Web site address (example:
link:www.website.com )

9. Who is the author of the page and does that person have valid
credentials to present this information?

10. Is there a way to provide feedback on the web site and create an
exchange with the author or web site manager?

11. How old is the material on the web site? Is it current or
outdated?
12. How helpful is this site to you? Does it have the information
you need?

13. Describe how this web site might be used in your project:


14. Reviewing your answers above, is this a good site to use for
your project? c Yes c No

Barbara Sabaj
bjteach at ameritech.net
barb.sabaj at d214.org
bsabaj at thecenterweb.org
847-392-9894

-----Original Message-----
From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:technology-bounces at nifl.gov]
On Behalf Of Bill Mechlenburg
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 4:44 PM
To: 'The Technology and Literacy Discussion List'
Subject: [Technology 1193] Web Site Reviews

Hello Everyone: My name is Marge Mechlenburg and I teach computer
skills to special populations in Erie, PA. I would like to develop a
form for our learners to use to review web sites. I am interested in
what criteria you would use to evaluate whether or not a web site was
worth re-visiting and contained valid information. My goal is to
develop critical thinking skills in students as well as abilities to
navigate web sites.

Thanks for your help!

Marge

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From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:technology-bounces at nifl.gov]
On Behalf Of Mariann Fedele
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 10:15 AM
To: The Technology and Literacy Discussion List
Subject: [Technology 1192] Discussion: Literacy in Recovery: Two years
afterHurricane Katrina

Dear Colleagues,

The following message is posted on behalf of Daphne Greenberg:

Starting on August 15th, on the poverty, race, women, and literacy list,
guest facilitators will be hosting a discussion on the state of adult
literacy in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The two year
anniversary of this tragic event falls in the end of August, and as we
know there is still much that needs to be done to help the residents of
New Orleans.

If you are interested in joining the discussion go to:
http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/povertyracewomen
(you can go to the same website to unsubscribe)

Here are the details:

Name of discussion: Literacy in Recovery: Two years after Hurricane
Katrina

When: Wednesday, August 15-Wed. Aug 29

The panelists are:
- Rachel Nicolosi, Program Director, Literacy Alliance of Greater New
Orleans
- Manon Pavy, Coordinator, YMCA Educational Services
- Karla Sikaffy, Director, Hispanic Apostolate ESL Program
- Linda Detiege, adult learner, member of the dormant adult learner
leadership group - ALIVE - Adult Learners Initiating Voices for
Education
- Zarus E. P. Watson Associate Professor of Counselor Education and
Research Director, UNO Research Center for Multiculturalism and
Counseling at University of New Orleans.

Possible Topics For Discussion are:
What do adult literacy programs look like in New Orleans after Katrina?
Funding for adult literacy programs after Katrina-how much and from
where? Literacy Volunteers in adult literacy programs after Katrina-do
they exist-are they hard to find? Learners in adult literacy programs
after Katrina-have they returned and what are their experiences? What
are the unique struggles that immigrants face after Katrina? What role
does workforce development play?

Recommended reading in preparation for the discussion: www.gnocdc.org
This is the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center - the nonprofit
that manages data related to the region including "The Katrina Index" -
Beginning in December 2005, the Katrina Index began monitoring the
social and economic recovery of the Gulf Coast region, especially the
New Orleans area, from the storm's impact in August 2005. Relying on
nearly 40 indicators, the Index has aimed to provide members of the
media, key decision makers, nonprofit and private sector groups, and
researchers with an independent, fact-based, one-stop resource to
monitor and evaluate the progress of on-the-ground recovery. A two-year
Special Edition will be released on August 8.

Please encourage your friends and colleagues to join us. If they are
interested, they can subscribe, and then later unsubscribe at:
http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/povertyracewomen

Daphne


Mariann Fedele
Director,
NYC Regional Adult Education Network
Literacy Assistance Center
Moderator,
NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List
32 Broadway 10th Floor
New York, New York 10004
212-803-3325
mariannf at lacnyc.org
www.lacnyc.org




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