Critical Review - Educational Website #1: http://www.teachersnotebook.com
4
Extremely easy to
navigate, all pages
interlinked, multiple
links between and/or
within pages, clear
menus
3
2
1
0
Easy to navigate, clear
menu, some pages
interlinked
Not hard to navigate,
clear menu or pages
interlinked
Difficult to navigate,
no menu or pages
not interlinked
Impossible to
navigate, link are
incorrect, or do not
link correctly
Visual
appearance
Comfortable color
scheme, line spacing,
font styles, color, and
sizes, appropriate
amount of text, not too
many ads (or not
distracting)
Comfortable color
scheme, font style,
color, and size, but
too much or too little
text, quite a few adds
Color scheme is
slightly distracting,
poor font size, style,
and color choices,
quite a few adds (and
a bit distracting)
Color scheme makes
site uncomfortable
to read, fonts style is
difficult, and size is
too big or small, too
many ads (very
distracting)
Cannot read content
because of color
scheme and/or font
size, style, or color,
and ads are
everywhere on this
site
Images
Images are used
appropriately, alt
tagged, relevant to
content, comfortably
sized and placed
Images are
appropriate, relevant,
and comfortably
sized, but are not alt
tagged.
Images are too big or
too small, but
relevant to content
No images, or images
are irrelevant to
content, or
awkwardly placed
Images obscure text
or otherwise detract
from the content
Content
Content is well
organized, clearly
explained with multiple
examples
Content is well
organized, clearly
explained, but does
not give multiple
examples
Content is not well
organized and does
not give examples
No organization of
any kind
Little to no clear
content and site
purpose is not
understandable
Language is not
professional or has a
few grammar and
punctuation mistakes
Uses some
slang/jargon or has
many grammar and
punctuation mistakes
Written entirely in
slang/jargon and has
many grammar and
punctuation
mistakes
Is not readable based
on spelling and
grammar mistakes
Navigation
Language
Language is
professional and
audience appropriate,
all content is proofread
before posting
Critical Review Educational Website #2: http://www.coreplanner.com
Navigation
4
Extremely easy to
navigate, all pages
interlinked, multiple
links between and/or
within pages, clear
menus
3
2
1
0
Easy to navigate, clear
menu, some pages
interlinked
Not hard to navigate,
clear menu or pages
interlinked
Difficult to navigate,
no menu or pages
not interlinked
Impossible to
navigate, link are
incorrect, or do not
link correctly
Comfortable color
scheme, font style,
color, and size, but
too much or too little
text, quite a few adds
Color scheme is
slightly distracting,
poor font size, style,
and color choices,
quite a few adds (and
a bit distracting)
Color scheme makes
site uncomfortable
to read, fonts style is
difficult, and size is
too big or small, too
many ads (very
distracting)
Cannot read content
because of color
scheme and/or font
size, style, or color,
and ads are
everywhere on this
site
No images, or images
are irrelevant to
content, or
awkwardly placed
Images obscure text
or otherwise detract
from the content
Visual
appearance
Comfortable color
scheme, line spacing,
font styles, color, and
sizes, appropriate
amount of text, not too
many ads (or not
distracting)
Images
Images are used
appropriately, alt
tagged, relevant to
content, comfortably
sized and placed
Images are
appropriate, relevant,
and comfortably
sized, but are not alt
tagged.
Images are too big or
too small, but
relevant to content
Content
Content is well
organized, clearly
explained with multiple
examples
Content is well
organized, clearly
explained, but does
not give multiple
examples
Content is not well
organized and does
not give examples
No organization of
any kind
Little to no clear
content and site
purpose is not
understandable
Language is not
professional or has a
few grammar and
punctuation mistakes
Uses some
slang/jargon or has
many grammar and
punctuation mistakes
Written entirely in
slang/jargon and has
many grammar and
punctuation
mistakes
Is not readable based
on spelling and
grammar mistakes
Language
Language is
professional and
audience appropriate,
all content is proofread
before posting
Critical Review - Educational Software: SMART Board Software
4
User
Friendliness
Teachers and students
alike, are easily able to
use and manipulate the
systems and all system
functions
Rating
Teachers, students, and
other organizations
rate this product very
good
Appropriate
for K-12
Audience
Cost
Product is very
appropriate for K-12
educators and students
Product is very
reasonably priced for
all levels of funding f or
schools and is easily
accessible
3
Teachers and
students alike, are
easily able to use and
manipulate the
system and most of
the system functions
Teachers, students,
and other
organizations rate
this product as good
Product is somewhat
appropriate for K-12
educators and
students
Product is reasonable
for most levels of
funding for schools
and is somewhat
accessible
2
1
0
Teachers and
students alike, can
only use a limited
number of the
systems features
Teachers and
students alike are
not able to use the
system but are not
able to manipulate
any of its functions
Impossible to use the
system or
manipulate systems
functions
Teachers, students,
and other
organizations rate
this product as
average
Teachers, students,
and other
organizations rate
this product as poor
There are no ratings
to be found
Product is only
beneficial to either
educators or
students (not both)
Product is not
appropriate for
either K-12
educators or
students
Product is only
accessible to school
with high-level
funding
Product is so highly
priced that most
schools would not be
able to afford it
Product is only
beneficial to a specific
grade level of
educators and
students
Product is only
accessible to schools
with mid/high – high
level funding
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Critical Review - Educational Website #1: http://www