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Friday, November 7

  1. page Anatomy of a URL edited ... Here's how to interpret the various parts of a URL:* http: www. learnthenet.com /english/ sta…
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    Here's how to interpret the various parts of a URL:*
    http: www. learnthenet.com /english/ start.htm
    http: --http:-- Short for
    www. -- This indicates a page on the World Wide Web. (These days, the "www" is optional.)
    learnthenet.com/ -- Called the domain name, it often indicates the name of a company, university, or organization. It can also tell you the country of origin.
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Sunday, September 7

  1. page Evaluating Websites edited ... Coverage -- Are the links evaluated and do they complement the documents' theme? Is the inform…
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    Coverage -- Are the links evaluated and do they complement the documents' theme? Is the information presented correct? Is the information cited correctly? Are there options for better viewing of the webpage? Does it require special software to access some content (such as Adobe Reader for a .pdf file)? Is it a free website or a fee-based (subscription required) website?
    Questions to ask yourself about a website should include those listed on the Cornell University Library's website.
    Can you tell the difference between a "good website" and a "bad website?" Take this survey to determine how well you would do in evaluating websites for use with your homework, reports, or other assignments.
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  2. page Evaluating Wikipedia edited ... Are the articles in Wikipedia always correct and up-to-date? Let's examine this example: Visi…
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    Are the articles in Wikipedia always correct and up-to-date? Let's examine this example:
    Visit Wikipedia
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    (The Correct Entry Reads:)
    Settlement began in the 1870s when //Georgia// native H.H. Peaster bought 160 acres of land and built a house. The community that developed near the site of his home was originally called Freemont; in 1885 the name was changed to Peasterville. Throughout the twentieth century, Peaster has served area farmers as a school and church community. During the mid-1920s the town's population grew to approximately 300, but this was soon followed by a steep decline after the //Great Depression//. From 1975 to 1990, Peaster had around 80 residents. Current estimates put the population at approximately 100.
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    (The INCORRECT Entry NOW Reads:)
    Settlement began in the 1850s when //Georgia// native H.W. Peaster bought 160 acres of land and built a house. The community that developed near the site of his home was originally called Freemore; in 1885 the name was changed to Peasterton. Throughout the twentieth century, Peaster has served area farmers as a school and church community. During the mid-1920s the town's population grew to approximately 500, but this was soon followed by a steep decline after the //Great Depression//. From 1975 to 1990, Peaster had around 80 residents. Current estimates put the population at approximately 20. [Source: A History of Peaster by The Graduating Class of 1954. Fort Worth, TX: Longhorn Book Publishing, 1960.]
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    corrected by Wikipedia: (stillWikipedia:(still uncorrected as
    Check for yourself:
    Peaster, TX
    Please Note: Wikipedia

    Please Note:Wikipedia
    offers this
    WIKIPEDIA MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF VALIDITY
    Please be advised that nothing found here has necessarily been reviewed by people with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information. Wikipedia cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields.
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    also verify it. Thatit.That takes time!
    Because good information is important for research, school libraries offer online databases to help you in locating valuable, accurate, and authoratative resources for your research.
    Check Jon Udel's Heavy Metal Umlaut: The Movie to see an example of how Wikipedia articles are easily changed over time.

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    1:43 pm

Monday, September 1

  1. page Website Ownership edited ... go to: **http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp** https://who.is/ In the SEARC…
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    go to: **http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp**
    https://who.is/

    In the SEARCH box, type the URL of the website without the addition of: http: or any special characters.
    For example, the URL for the Merlin Foundation for Physic Freedom would normally appear as: http: merlin.org/ Instead, you will write in the WHOIS Search Box the following: merlin.org
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    There are several other programs and search engines that provide ways to check a website to see what is linked to it. Some of those include:
    SEOCentro http://www.seocentro.com/tools/search-engines/link-popularity.html
    SubmitExpress http://www.submitexpress.com/linkpop/http://www.submitexpress.com/linkpop/
    Alexa http://alexa.com This site searches for websites that link to the page, provides information about the "traffic" for the page, and gives you a lot of information that you might find yourself.
    Using the following websites listed below, choose one website and evaluate it using the Website Evaluation Rubric.
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    6:44 pm
  2. page Website Ownership edited ... There are several other programs and search engines that provide ways to check a website to se…
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    There are several other programs and search engines that provide ways to check a website to see what is linked to it. Some of those include:
    SEOCentro http://www.seocentro.com/tools/search-engines/link-popularity.html
    SubmitExpress http://www.submitexpress.com/linkpop/
    Icon Interactive http://www.iconinteractive.com/tools/pop/
    http://www.submitexpress.com/linkpop/
    Alexa http://alexa.com This site searches for websites that link to the page, provides information about the "traffic" for the page, and gives you a lot of information that you might find yourself.
    Using the following websites listed below, choose one website and evaluate it using the Website Evaluation Rubric.
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    6:39 pm
  3. page Website Ownership edited To find out who owns a webpage, go to: **http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp** In …

    To find out who owns a webpage, go to: **http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp**
    In the SEARCH box, type the URL of the website without the addition of: http: or any special characters.
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    the following: merlin.orgmerlin.org
    The results from your search will contain something like this:
    Your WHOIS Search Results
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    Institute for Historical Review
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Public EyeCase Analysis of a Historic Killer Tornado
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    6:33 pm

Thursday, October 25

Saturday, July 21

  1. page Educators C3 Resources edited ... Foldables Bloom's Revised Taxonomies http://www.kurwongbss.eq.edu.au/thinking/Bloom/blooms.…
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    Foldables
    Bloom's Revised Taxonomies
    http://www.kurwongbss.eq.edu.au/thinking/Bloom/blooms.htm
    Doing What Works: Fractions
    http://dww.ed.gov/Fractions/topic/?T_ID=37
    Problems With a Point
    http://www2.edc.org/mathproblems/search.asp
    Sophia: Lesson Plans for Teachers
    http://www.sophia.org/
    Problem-Based Learning Resources
    http://www.bie.org/
    Class Connect: Lesson Plans Aligned to C3
    http://www.classconnect.com/
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