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Teaching Students to Use the Internet

Teaching Students to 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. An helps to establish access points to the information collected by the robot programs and indicates these access points in the database. All of this information is presented to your by means of the search engine's , the actual web page you see when you enter your query. Search engines are only as smart as the questions you ask Related:  Search Techniques

Cybersafety Information for parents Each of the sites below is organised for various users, and parents will find information of use under sections for young people and for teachers. Cybersafety & Cyberbullying - A guide for parents and caregivers 1.2M: This guide published by the department provides important information for parents about cybersafety and cyberbullying. It suggests what parents and caregivers could do if their child is the target of, or is responsible for, inappropriate online behaviour. How Cybersmart are you? video is designed to help parents navigate through the online world of their teenagers and provides strategies on how to protect their children from potential online risks. ABC Technology Explained website - provides extensive information about all types of communication technology. Australian Mobile Telecommunications Authority Tips for parents: Bullying with Mobile Phones - is your child a victim? ThinkUKnow Who's chatting to your kids? Surf Safely online safety tips. Stay Smart Online Cybersafety brochure

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! SafeSearch filters allow you to modify your browser settings so that inappropriate content does not display in search results. Word Definitions To quickly pull up the definition of a word, use "define:" followed by the word. Example: define:webinar Numeric Ranges Useful if you're looking for information that relates to a range of numbers (such as a price range or years). Example: television 1950...1960 Phone numbers Curious who keeps calling your cellphone and not leaving a message? Example: phonebook:555-555-5555 Excluding words or phrases If you're looking for something a little more obscure, narrow down your search results by asking Google to omit certain results by using the "-" symbol. Example: Florida vacation -Disney -Kimberly

History Pin What it is: History Pin is a really neat website that lets students (and anyone) electronically “pin” historical pictures, videos, audio clips, and stories to a digital globe. There are three main ways to use History Pin: exploring it, adding to it, or curating things on it. History Pin has some great collections and tours that have already been created that can be used in the classroom. How to integrate History Pin into the classroom: History Pin is a neat place for students to learn about history. Depending on which Collections and Tours your students engage in, there are great opportunities for incorporating other subjects. I love the way that Geography is so ingrained in History Pin. Tips: Be sure to check out the school channel on History Pin. Leave a comment and tell us how you are using History Pin in your classroom. Help me personalize education for EVERY child!

I Education Apps Review - I Education Apps Review A Cleaner Internet - Browser Extensions and Add-ons for Amazon, YouTube and more Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask 1. What can the URL tell you? Techniques for Web Evaluation : 1. Before you leave the list of search results -- before you click and get interested in anything written on the page -- glean all you can from the URLs of each page. 2. 2. 1. INSTRUCTIONS for Truncating back a URL: In the top Location Box, delete the end characters of the URL stopping just before each / (leave the slash). Continue this process, one slash (/) at a time, until you reach the first single / which is preceded by the domain name portion. 3. Check the date on all the pages on the site. 3. 1. What kinds of publications or sites are they? Are they real? 3. Expect a journal article, newspaper article, and some other publications that are recent to come from the original publisher IF the publication is available on the web. Look at the bottom of such articles for copyright information or permissions to reproduce. 4. 1. a. Type or paste the URL into's search box. b. 1. 2. 5. 1. 2. WHY?

Search Engines For Kids If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! We have all had the shocking experience of searching for a harmless search term only to find a not so innocent search result! Luckily there are now some fantastic search engines for kids available. I was at A School in the southern part of South Australia earlier this year running a professional development day for the staff of a school. From that day on, I have always used the search term ‘thong’ as a tool to measure just how safe a search engine is. We want this kind of Aussie thong NOT...well use your imagination... Below is a list of search engines for kids. Easy to use – these sites are easy to navigate and appealing to young eyesFree of ads – why people would put ads advertising casinos on search engines for kids is beyond me! Here are the top three search engines for kids: 1. Kid Rex is ad free, locked down and very easy to use. 2.

Technology Integration Matrix | Arizona K12 Center What is the Arizona Technology Integration Matrix? The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells. What is in each cell? Within each cell of the Matrix one will find two lessons plans with a short video of the lesson. Download PDF of the Technology Integration Matrix Print this page Characteristics fo the Learning Environment ← → Levels of Technology Integration Into the Curriculum