Consider the Source - Use recognized authorities. Know who is responsible for the content.
Focus on quality - All Web sites are not created equal. Does the site have an editorial board? Is the information reviewed before it is posted?
Be a cyberskeptic - Quackery abounds on the Web. Does the site make health claims that seem too good to be true? Does the information use deliberately obscure, "scientific" sounding language? Does it promise quick, dramatic, miraculous results?
Look for the evidence - Rely on medical research, not opinion. Does the site identify the author? Does it rely on testimonials?
Check for currency - Look for the latest information Is the information current?
Beware of bias - what is the purpose? Who is providing the funding? Who pays for the site?
Consult with your health professional - Patient/provider partnerships lead to the best medical decisions.
Source: MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing 2013
- Becoming the Parent You Want to Be - More information on topics covered in the book
- Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative -- Where ERIC/EECE materials may now be found
- Earlychildhood.com -- Designed for the Early Childhood educator
- NAEYC Resources: Early Years are Learning Years
- Society for Research in Child Development
- Educator's Reference Desk-- Formerly AskERIC
- ERIC-- From National Library of Education
- Digest of Education Statistics -- Detailed statistics covering numerous years
- National Center for Education Statistics -- Rich source of education statistics
- Report Card on American Education -- State-by-state data on spending and performance, from the American Legislative Exchange Council.
- World Data on Education -- From UNESCO
- California Masters in Education -- A directory of nationally accredited Master's programs in education in California
- Early Childhood Education Organizations -- From Yahoo
- Education Organizations -- From Yahoo
- Educational Associations and Organizations -- From the U.S. DOE
- Masters in Education -- A state-by-state directory of nationally accredited Master's programs in education
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
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