Jenny, age: 1972-2006
originally from Sumatra

kids love elephants

Elephants: Teaching and Learning - Site Evaluation
Thanks to Ellen Callahan Dwyer for use of her rubric, which has been modified for use here.

Integrate lessons about the Elephant Sanctuary elephants into different curriculum areas. Visit our pages:
• math facts and more
• habitats, endangered species
Language Arts
• writing and multimedia presentations
• fundraising, letter writing
• related links including frameworks and Elephant telecam
Sample Grant
• read a lighthouse grant based on the Elephant Sanctuary curriculum
• rubric used to evaluate resource links
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Evaluated Site: The Elephant Sanctuary
Available at:
Web Expert     
Right Idea     
Should Be Improved     
Read The Book     
Don't Publish     


     5     1. Document is divided into logical supporting pages or, if presented in a single page, offers a table of contents with section links to avoid scrolling through the entire document.

     5     2. The site displays good graphic design principles, including uncluttered space, subdued backgrounds, and coordinated colors.

     5     3. Navigation is intuitive, easy to understand, and provides flexibility in movement.

     5     4. Home page is linked from all subsequent pages.

     5     5. Multimedia elements have a clear purpose.

     5     6. Multimedia elements load quickly or file size is indicated with user option to download.

     5     7. Text is easy to read and contrasts with all backgrounds.

     5     8. Images include ALT, HEIGHT, WIDTH tags and offer initial thumbnail graphic if file is large.

     5     9. Site content is widely accessible or appropriate adaptations have been made.


     5     10. Pages have clear and appropriate title in title bar.

     5     11. Links are appropriate, clearly labeled, and have a definite purpose.

     5     12. Links are up-to-date and functional.

     5     13. Useful content is embedded no further than two layers deep.

     5     14. Site contains in-depth content that encourages users to return.

     5     15. Information is accurate and current.

     5     16. Site stimulates thinking and reflection.


     5     17. Credibility is established by including information regarding author, affiliations, and credentials.

     4     18. Contact person with email address in included.

     5     19. Site is bias-free, or explicitly states point of view.

     5     20. Material is original or includes appropriate citations with no copyright infringement.

     5      21. Correct punctuation, spelling, and grammar indicate care and attention to detail.

     5      22. Site indicates date(s) that material was created or updated.

Content Specific to an Endangered Asian Elephant Unit.

     5      23. Page has information useful to teachers developing a unit on endangered Asian Elephants which will align with Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

     5      24. Page can either be used by students to study elephants directly, or by teachers in support of related curriculum development.

     5      25. Pages works in a variety of browsers, so as to be accessible to teachers and students working from home, school or library.

     124     Total

     4.96      Final Score: Web Expert!


This site has a clear mission. To let people know as much as possible about the endangered Asian Elephants in the Elephant Sanctuary's care. The mission of the organization is to care for abused and injured elephants and educate the public. The web site is an important part of its mission.

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Elephant Sanctuary photos with permission of the Elephant Sanctuary website at
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