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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:15 minutes

Grades:5-6

Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Internet, URL, World Wide Web, database, hyperlink, information validity, keyword search, phrase search, search engine, truncation, web browser, web page, website


Objectives:

  • Student learns that a database can be used to store, sort, and organize information.
  • Student learns to use search engines on web pages and websites to perform site and web searches.
  • Student learns to determine keywords when defining a search.
  • Student learns to narrow a search by using keyword, phrase, multi-item, and truncation search strategies.
  • Student learns to determine the success of a search strategy by determining the relevancy of the returned results.
  • Student learns to navigate and access search results to find specific information.

Subjects:

Addressing Systems / IP Protocol 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Addressing Systems / IP Protocol 

Boolean operators

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies > Boolean operators

Boolean operators

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies > Boolean operators

Evaluation for Specific Use 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Evaluation for Specific Use 

General Skills

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies > General Skills

General Skills

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Research Skills > General Skills

General to Specific Research

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Research Skills > General to Specific Research

General to Specific Research

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Research Skills > General to Specific Research

How Where to Locate Information

Language Arts > Research > Search Strategies > How Where to Locate Information

Hyperlinks 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Hyperlinks 

Instructions

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Follow Directions > Instructions

Internet

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Internet

Internet

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Reference Tools > Internet

Internet Search Engines

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Research > Internet Search Engines

Keyword

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies > Keyword

Keyword

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies > Keyword

Listening / Pay Attention

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Comprehension > Listening / Pay Attention

Ranking of Results

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Engines > Ranking of Results

Ranking of Results

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Engines > Ranking of Results

Reference and Research 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research 

Relevancy

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Evaluation > Relevancy

Relevancy

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Evaluation > Relevancy

Research

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Research

Research Proper / Acceptable Use of 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Research Proper / Acceptable Use of 

Search Engines 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Engines 

Search Strategies 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Search Strategies 

Uses a Variety of Resources

Language Arts > Research > Reference Materials > Uses a Variety of Resources

Web Page Navigation / Use of Browser 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Web Page Navigation / Use of Browser 

Web Searches 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Web Searches 
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  • When using URLs in your classroom for activities and projects, check the sites frequently to make sure the content has not changed.

  • This lesson discusses technology such as web browsing and downloading software. Please check with your school's policies and inform students of such before allowing them to navigate the World Wide Web independently.

  • This lesson addresses using World Wide Web searching for research. A class discussion about various research resources, such as books, magazines, and encyclopedias, will help to reinforce to students that the World Wide Web is not the only research resource.

S.1.d Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
S.3.a Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
S.3.c Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
ELA-Literacy.SL.5.2 Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.7 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
ELA-Literacy.W.5.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
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