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Essential Questions


  • How do you evaluate information found online? 
  • Why is it important to evaluate the source and reliability of information?

The C.A.P. Method:

C.A.P. Method:

Currency: Up-to-date.
Authority: A knowledgeable, responsible author or organization.
•Point-of-view: Based on facts (not prejudice or bias).

Search Google Smarter

For Currency:

Go to Search tools: “Any time” and choose a timeframe for results.

For Authority and Point of View:

Use Advanced Search: Choose by DOMAIN: Type in .edu or .gov

Subject Guide

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Jennifer Jourdain
Montachusett Regional Voc Tech School
1050 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-9200 x5125

The Slide Show

Resource Source Evaluation Sheet

Independent Task

Using the C.A.P. worksheet, please evaluate the following two websites:

The Danger of Using Solar Panels

The Costs and Incentives for Installing Solar Panels