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Edward S. Rhodes Library: Web Evaluation

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Apply What You Learned

Anyone can put anything on the internet.  It might be the absolute truth or it could be a pack of lies!  Before using a website as a source, use RADCAB to evaluate it.  Be an informed researcher!

Read the RADCAB poster. Click on each topic to learn more.

RADCAB

RADCAB - Your Vehicle for Information Evaluation

Click or tap each RADCAB concept for further information.
Relevancy Is the information relevant to the question at hand? Am I on the right track?
Appropriateness Is the information suitable to my age and core values?
Detail How much information do I need? Is the depth of coverage adequate?
Currency When was the information published or last updated?
Authority Who is the author of the information? What are his or her qualifications?
Bias Why was this information written? Was it written to inform me, persuade me, entertain me, or sell me something?
 

 

 

Used with author permission. Karen Christensson, 2/2017.

Web Evaluation Worksheets

Is it Reliable? Is it Fake?

Iris is looking for a toy to buy her little brother, but she's not sure what to get him.  She finds this site.  It looks like a good one, but is it?  Use RADCAB to evaluate.

MATTEL Toy Company

Is it Reliable? Is it Fake?

Pat is doing a project on clothing fasteners.  He is researching where Velcro comes from and has found this site.  It looks good but is it?  Use RADCAB to evaluate this website before deciding if it is a good source or an unreliable one.

Velcro

Is it reliable? Is it Fake?

Karen and her family are planning to go on a summer long vacation.  They need to find a safe place to send their dog while they are gone.  Dog Island looks like a good place or is it? 

Dog Island

Is it Reliable? Is it Fake?