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Student Webpage Evaluation Form

Special thanks and credit to Cyberbee for the use of their model.

The Cyberbee tool has been adapted by Kristen A. Albert
for use in EDUC 632.


 

Title:   playmusic.org

Subject:  The Orchestra

URL: playmusic.org

Grade level: Elementary

Objective for the use of this site:  to educate students about the instruments of the orchestra

Evaluation summary:    This site provides students with the opportunity to learn about all of the instruments of the orchestra, their history and more.  Students who visit the site can read interviews with and Orchestral Director, a young composer, and a viola player.  Students can also link to the San Francisco symphony's  kids site or look at other fun music links to find instruments or even orchestras to play in listed by state.  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) are presented for the viewers as well as the opportunity to 'take a seat in the orchestra'.  This site was a joy to visit and meets many educational needs in the elementary music classroom.

 

EVALUATIVE CRITERIA

1. Speed

Score on a scale of 1 to 5

Support for score

  • The home page downloads efficiently enough to use during whole class instruction.
5

Home page downloads quickly for the entire class to use

  • The home page downloads efficiently enough to keep students on task during independent/small group study.
 5  Everything downloads quickly so students will stay on task without any problem

 

2.  First Impression/General Appearance

 
  • The homepage is designed attractively and will entice my students to further exploration.
 5  I have never encountered a more visually aesthetic web page!
  • The homepage is designed clearly enough to be successfully manipulated by my intended users.
 5         This homepage is very well organized and is easy to use

 

3.  Ease of Site Navigation

 
  • My students will be able to move from page to page, link to link, item to item with ease, without getting lost or confused.
 5       All links, pages, and items are well laid out and are not confusing at all
  • All links are clearly labeled and serve an easily identified purpose.
 5    Each link has an explanation to accompany so there is no confusion.
  • Links provided to other pages and sites operate efficiently enough to keep my students on task.
 5

 Links are all very efficient.

     

 

4.  Use of Graphics/Sounds/Videos

 
  • The graphics/sounds/videos are clearly labeled and clearly identified.
 5

All audio/visual aspect are clearly identified

  • The graphics/sounds/videos serve a clear purpose appropriate for my intended audience.
 5

Each graphic/sound/video are intended for elementary students.

  • The graphics/sounds/videos will aid my students in reaching the desired objectives for using this site.
 5

All audio/visual aspects are wonderful tools for reaching the desired objective.

5.  Content/Information

 
  • This site offers a wealth of information related to my stated objectives.
 5

All information is designed to work toward the desired objective

  • The information is clearly labeled and organized, and will be easily understood by my students.
 5

Everything is well organized and user friendly

  • The content of linked sites is worthwhile and appropriate for my intended audience.
 5

All linked sites are wonderful for elementary students

  • The website is free of advertising that may be inappropriate for my intended audience.
 5

There is no advertising on this site.

  • The content of linked sites adds to the value of this site for achieving my instructional goals.
 5

The links included in this site are very complementary to the accomplishment of the objectives

  • The information providers are clearly identified.
 5

All providers are clearly identified

  • The information providers are reliable.
 5

Yes, all providers are reliable.

  • The content is free of bias.  (or)
  • The content's bias is recognized as acceptable.
 5

  There is no bias in this site.

  • The site provides interactivity which increases its instructional value.
5

There is a great amount of interactivity in this site.


 

6. Currency


 
  • The site was recently revised.
 5

All information is current.

7.  Availability of Further Information


 
  • A contact person or address is readily available.
 5 Contact information is readily available 
  • There is evidence that the author is a qualified expert.
 5 Many experts worked hard on this website.


Scoring:

Add the total number of points awarded to this site and determine your overall rating.
For any specific category that did not apply to this site, deduct five points from the total possible points.
JJJJJ 110-101 points
This site is well-designed and meets my instructional goals so effectively that I can provide my students with general instruction and allow free exploration.
JJJJ 100- 86 points
This site contains good material but a site map with specific directions will assist my students in reaching my stated objective.
JJJ 85-71 points
This site contains information that will make stops at designated points worthwhile, but students will need more structured guidance in order to reach instructional goals.  A list of bookmarks to specific pages and/or links is advisable, as is frequent discussion of student progress.
 JJ 70-56 points
Although useful information exists at this site, its most effective contribution to my objectives will be in whole-class instruction where I can guide exploration and keep students on task.
J 55-41 points
This site contains a few pieces of information that make it a possible alternative when other sources are not readily available.  Supervised student use is advised.