Internet search techniques
Word Order Matters (1MM #8) Febuary 22, 2013. 10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use. I'm often asked for recommendations on how to help students use Google more effectively.
This morning I sat down and thought about the recommendations that I make most frequently when I am asked. I wrote up my list and put it into PDF form for you to download and print if you like. 15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers. Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment.
Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow. While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths. Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. ABCs of Web Literacy: Interactive Tutorial. Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask. 1.
What can the URL tell you? Techniques for Web Evaluation : 1. Search Education – Google. Teaching Students to Effectively Use the Internet. A search engine is essentially a database that points to Web sites and Internet resources.
The search engine database is compiled by means of often called spiders, crawlers, or bots. These spiders, crawlers and bots are programmed to find web pages, follow all the links they contain and add any new information they find to the master database. It is important to remember that when you are using a search engine, you are not really searching the entire Internet, but a database of pages and resources from the Internet compiled by the bots. Once the information has been collected by the robot programs it is turned over to the search engine's indexing program. 7 Google Search Techniques You Don’t Know Exist. Google search is a powerful tool...sometimes more powerful than you realize!
Are you taking advantage of some of the lesser-known Google search techniques? Here are a few of my favorites... SafeSearch It's surprising how many people don't know about Google SafeSearch! Ten Steps to Better Web Research. Knowing What's What and What's Not: The 5 Ws (and 1 "H") of Cyberspace.