Time to test those evaluation skills! Your task is to:
- Find and post a trusted web resource
SCOPE is a fast, funny and informative scientific entertainment for children
SCOPE is a science television program for kids aged 8-12 years with a different theme every week
I have taped SCOPE for both primary and secondary schools.
- How do you know it’s reliable? Use one of the “crap detection” tools listed above.
- Who wrote the pages and are they an expert?
Yes they are an expert as it is produced in association with CSIRO
- Is a biography of the author included?
- Yes a biography of Dr. Robert Bell is included on the CSIRO website
- How can I find out more about the author?
More information about Dr Bell, who is the program host for Network Ten’s science television show SCOPE and a science education officer for CSIRO Education, South Queensland, can be found on the CSIRO website.
- What does the author say is the purpose of the site?
SCOPE is a science television program for kids aged 8-12 years
- What else might the author have in mind for the site?
The show can be used for classroom learning, in conjunction with activities
and resources available from the SCOPE website
- What makes the site easy to use?
The channel 10 SCOPE website is easy to use. It includes video clips of past
episodes as well as being bright and colourful – easy for students to manoeuvre around
- What information is included and does this information differ from other sites?
The SCOPE website provides video clips, resources and activities for use in the classroom. Students can research the ideas introduced in each episode and ‘Ask Dr Rob’ for more information.
It includes links to Enhance TV, the Double Helix Science Club as well as a website where you can find out how to “do all the cool” experiments on the show. You can also view the programs on iTunes.
It differs from other sites as it includes an archive of past programs that can be seen, by students, on a large screen
- When was the site created?
I cannot find when the site itself was created, but the show on Channel 10 started its run as of 2005
The CSIRO website, however, was created on 15.1.2007
- When the site was last updated?
Again no information about the SCOPE website.
The CSIRO website was updated on 14.10.2011
- Where does the information come from?
The website is on the Channel 10 website
- Where can I look to find out more about the sponsor of the site?
- Why is this information useful for my purpose?
It enables a user to find an episode that is relevant to their current studies
- Why should I use this information?
If an episode is missed, then it is easily found and viewed when needed
- Why is this page better than another?
It contains all the relevant information needed by the user
- Record your findings in your blog post, but also tell us about your thought process
– How did you go about evaluating this resource?
I chose the SCOPE website as I have used it many times before.
I chose the 5Ws as I thought it would be easier for students to use.
By alternating between the questions and the website, as well as the CSIRO website, I was able to answer the questions. It did take some time to be able to find all the answers
-How might you use this process with students or colleagues?
I am planning to make a booklet of the whole evaluation process and then introduce it to my colleagues