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 - Does the site make 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 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?
Source: MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing 2014
- Early Childhood Care and Education - from UNESCO
- Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- National Institute for Early Childhood Education Research
- Society for Research in Child Development
- Educator's Reference Desk-- Formerly AskERIC
- ERIC- From National Library of Education
- Organización Mudial para la Educación Preescolar
- 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 from the American Legislative Exchange Council
- World Data on Education -- From UNESCO
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MLA Citation Websites