Web Project Evaluation
of the handbook is intended to be an example of website evaluation outlined
in the section Evaluating Websites.
Please note: The following web project lacks the content of a resource
site because its purpose is to direct students to a variety of resources.
"Sun"-Sational Star is a WebQuest that was developed for 3rd-5th grade
focusing on the areas of reading and science. The activity was recommended
by the WebQuest Example
Matrix and was chosen for evaluation due to the fact that the solar
system is taught in several grade levels at Northwest School, including
4th and 5th grades. It appears that this Sun WebQuest will make a
nice supplemental technology activity to the science curriculum.
evaluation is to see how well the site "stands up" to R.
Harris's CARS Evaluation.
The author is listed, and email is available.
Through a link to her personal webpage, it is
given that the author is a classroom teacher and a technology education
graduate student at UNLV.
There does not appear to be any spelling or
The author does not provide information on the
sun. Instead she sends the students to credible resource sites during
For most of the tasks, the author sends students
to a variety of sites. She doesn't rely on only one resource.
Although the author did not acknowledge the
WebQuest site, she clearly has used the site as a reference.
Students are sent to credible sites.
|The following points were
also considered during the evaluation.
The site is hosted by Geocities and cannot always
The site should be appealing to students due
to the bright colors and graphics.
The backgrounds tend to be "wild."
The pages load slowly because of the number
1. Introduction, 2. Task,
3. Resources, 4. Process,
5. Evaluation, 6. Conclusion
The author includes the basic elements of the
Each element is explained in a way students
"Sun"-Sational Star is a well structured WebQuest that could be used
effectively in a classroom except for one major problem: the Geocities
server has been down several times, making it impossible to view the site.
A teacher planning on using the quest should have a back-up lesson ready
if problems occur.
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