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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:15 minutes

Grades:6-8

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 Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: World Wide Web, category search, keyword, keyword search, online privacy, online safety, search engine, web page, website


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns how search engines work to gather and display information.
  • Student learns to use keywords, phrases, and other advanced search techniques including shortcuts and punctuation.
  • Student navigates and accesses search results to find specific information.
  • Student learns ways to validate information obtained through web searches.
  • Student understands fair-use and copyright laws.
  • Student learns how to properly cite web-based content.
  • Student learns how to use and explore alternative search tools included in search engines.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student follows best practices for finding relevant information using a search engine.

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 

Addressing Systems 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Networking > Addressing Systems 

Appropriate Use of Information 

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

Bibliography

Language Arts > Research > Citing Sources > Bibliography

Copyright

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Intellectual Property > Copyright

Copyright

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Intellectual Property > Copyright

Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism (Technology Specific)

Library Media > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism (Technology Specific)

Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism (Technology Specific) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology and Society > Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism (Technology Specific) 

Creative Commons

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Intellectual Property > Creative Commons

Creative Commons

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Intellectual Property > Creative Commons

Evaluation for Specific Use 

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

Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia and Digital Content

Library Media > Media Literacy > Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia and Digital Content

Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia and Digital Content 

Technology Education > Media Literacy > Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia and Digital Content 

General (includes making a bibliography)

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Citations > General (includes making a bibliography)

General (includes making a bibliography)

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Citations > General (includes making a bibliography)

General Skills

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

How Where to Locate Information

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

Hyperlinks 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Hyperlinks 

Information Accuracy

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Information Literacy > Information Accuracy

Information Accuracy 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Information Accuracy 

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

MLA APA Styles

Language Arts > Research > Citing Sources > MLA APA Styles

Online Citations

Language Arts > Research > Copyright > Online Citations

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

Research Proper / Acceptable Use of 

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

Responsible Use

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Social Responsibility > Responsible Use

Responsible Use

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Digital Citizenship > Responsible Use

Search Engines 

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

Search Strategies 

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

Source Evaluation

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Information Literacy > Source Evaluation

Source Evaluation 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Source Evaluation 

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Types of Websites 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Types of Websites 

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

Library Media > Information Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Evaluation > Web Sites

Web Sites

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Reference and Research > Source Evaluation > Web Sites
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  • There are new search engine techniques and shortcuts cropping up every year. You may find that you will learn as much as your students in this lesson. It may be helpful to have students work on the Extensions project and then compile those tutorials into a useable document for future classes, or you may wish to add this tutorial guide to a class blog or website.

  • Students could work in small groups to create a tutorial to teach other students (or adult users) how to use search engine shortcuts that are not discussed in this lesson. Students may need to research effective search engine shortcuts or techniques and choose one or two per group member. Each group could present their tutorial to the whole class or publish the tutorial in a way that is relevant to the student experience in your class.
S.2.c Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
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.
2-IC-23 Describe tradeoffs between allowing information to be public and keeping information private and secure. (P7.2)
ELA-Literacy.W.7.8 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.W.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.
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