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C. Module 2

Details of a Web Page

Just like a book has 'Features of Text' (i.e. titles, headings, index, diagram, table of contents, font color and size, etc.) a web page has specific features to help you know how to navigate through it and find information quickly in order to allow you to evaluate the site to see if the information found on the site is what you need.  

Features of Text (SMART Board Lesson)

Features of Text (student Handout)

Features of Text Matching Activity (student handout)

Details / Features of Text  in a Web Site Worksheet

Using the Details of a Web Page

Detail- “How much information do I need?” is a valuable question to ask early in the research process. The answer should help you determine where to look for information and when you can stop looking. Check the information source for detail. Does the information source offer you the depth of coverage you need for your assignment? 

Once accessing a web site use these details of a web page to help you determine if the information needed can be found on the page.

  • Internal Search Engine or Control F (creates a find box)
  • Site Map (found at the bottom of the page)
  • Page organization: Title, headings, and Subtitles
  • External Links
  • Interactive, Graphic Elements
  • Design Appeal (http://www.angelfire.com/super/badwebs/) Example of bad design

Lesson Objective

By the end of this module, you will understand the parts of a web site and be able to use the features of the site to evaluate the site to see if the information found on the site is what you need.  

World Wide Web in Plan English

Internet Browers by CommonCraft

Search Engines by Common Craft

Explaining an URL

What is a Domain Name?

Domain Name Extensions

Using Google to research...Good or Bad????

Better search engines to use other than Google

RADCAB Prezi (Relevance, Appropriateness, Detail, Currency, Authority, Bias)

RADCAB Evaluation Exercise

Click on the link to be taken to the Stich.It that will guide you through the web pages you will be looking through. After each site fill out the RADCAB evaluation form.


Websites in the stich.it-

Dog Island: http://www.thedogisland.com/

ASPCA: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care

PBS Kids: http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/family/pets/article7.html 

Waggin Tails Doggie Day Care: http://www.sacramentodoggiedaycare.com/

RADCAB evaluation form: http://hhs.twinriversusd.org/radcab 

Lesson 2

Lesson 2 Section 1

Link 1 – Go to the following link and take the test


Watch for the 6 points of a web page:

  1. Author
  2. Audience
  3. Scholarship
  4. Bias
  5. Currency
  6. Links

Who pays for or controls the internet? Here’s one example of how money is generated on the internet using key works or search terms. (This will help with Section 3)



Lesson 2 Section 2



Link 2 - Why isn’t Google always the answer to a search?



Lesson 2 Section 3


Link 3

Search Terms Website



Link 4

Boolean Logic Website



Link 5

Boolean Logic Video 




Link 6

Developing Key Words


Search Terms Video





Boolean Operators- Gumberg University

Link 5- Boolean Logic Video

LInk 5- Boolean Logic


Use this site to help you understand how Boolean Operators work:  http://www.boolify.org/

Link 6- Developing Key Words and Search Terms Videos

Developing Key Words

Search Terms Video

What is a Library Database?

A library database is an electronic collection of records containing either full-text documents (text, video, music), citations, or abstracts of articles (or chapters in books).


Definition taken from: http://guides.rider.edu/databases 

What are Databases and Why You Need them

Why You Need Library Databases

Search Words

Searching Databases




Students: the Journey Begins Here

Module 1 Pre-assessment

Module 2 - Details of a Web Page

Module 3 - Purpose, Authority, Objectivity, Appropriateness & Relevance

Module 4- Currency, Responsibility, clarity, Accessibility, Hoaxes

Module 5- Reading and Locating Information

Module 6- Post Assessment

Teacher Resources