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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:

Accuracy of Information 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Accuracy of Information 

Addressing Systems / IP Protocol 

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

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Appropriate Use of Information 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Appropriate Use of Information 

Boolean operators

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

Boolean operators

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

Distance Learning 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Distance Learning 

Draw Conclusions

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Interpret / Infer > Draw Conclusions

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 

Information Accuracy 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Information Accuracy 

Instructions

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

Internet

Science > Concepts and Processes > Tools / Instruments > Software Tools > Internet

Internet

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

Internet

Technology Education > Digital 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

Online collaboration 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Online collaboration 

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

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

Relevancy

Technology Education > Digital 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 

Respond

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Respond

Search Engines 

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

Search Strategies 

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

Secondary Sources

Language Arts > Research > Reference Sources > Secondary Sources

Uses a Variety of Resources

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

Valid / Reliable

Science > Concepts and Processes > Research > Resources > Valid / Reliable

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 

Web Sites

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Evaluation > Web Sites
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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.b Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
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.
S.7.a Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
S.7.b Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
2-IC-22 Collaborate with many contributors through strategies such as crowdsourcing or surveys when creating a computational artifact. (P2.4, P5.2)
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.5.1d Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.
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.SL.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
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.
ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.8 Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis reflection, and research.