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Evaluating Web Information

How to Critically Evaluate Web Information

Digital Literacy

Rationale: K-12 schools have Internet access to billions of documents and there is no Media Specialist Empress/Commander of Cyberspace to sort out the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Remember to have a working knowledge of a topic before searching online. Translation: Go to an online or print encyclopedia first to educate yourself on the topic.



To critically evaluate information on the Web, it is imperative to take on the role of a master detective or an award-winning journalist.

Ask the right questions to get to useful, reliable, and accurate information. 

You learned about these six dudes from your favorite 4th grade teacher, and they apply most aptly to critical evaluation of information.

Who... What... Where... When... Why... How...

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