Evaluated Page: The Eleweb Site
Available at: www.barbarpeskin.com/eleweb/resources.html
Should Be Improved
Read The Book
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 complement and enhance content.
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. Pages work in a variety of browsers, so as to be accessible to teachers and students working from home, school or library.
5 10. Pages have clear and appropriate title in title bar.
5 11. Links are clearly labeled meet the needs of the audience of the site as well as its stated purpose.
5 12. Links are up-to-date and functional.
5 13. Content specific to the site and useful to the audience 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. Through use of images, multimedia and text, the site stimulates thinking and reflection about the subject area.
5 17. Page has information useful to teachers developing a unit on endangered Asian Elephants which will align with Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
5 18. Page can either be used by students to study elephants directly, or by teachers in support of related curriculum development.
5 19. Credibility is established by including information regarding author, affiliations, and credentials.
5 20. Contact person with email address in included.
5 21. Site is bias-free, or explicitly states point of view.
5 22. Material is original or includes appropriate citations with no copyright infringement.
5 23. Correct punctuation, spelling, and grammar indicate care and attention to detail.
5 24. Site indicates date(s) that material was created or updated.
5 Final Score: Web Expert!
For purposes of this evaluation I've tested the rubric against 6 pages of the site. As I work to complete the Eleweb site, each page will strive to meet the standards of this rubric.