Discovering Differences Between Internet Search Engines
Students explore the differences in search engines available on the Internet. Most users are unaware of the differences between search engines. Some sample larger or smaller portions of the World Wide Web than others.
3rd - 12th 21st Century Skills 38 Views 45 Downloads
Does It Matter Who Has Your Data?
Ever notice that, just after looking at an item online, that item shows up in an advertisement along the side of another webpage? That's because many companies track online data and use it to create targeted advertisements. Introduce...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Better Searches. Better Results.
Show your researchers how to get better results when using a search engine to find information with a template that models 10 search strategies. The suggestions explain what to type, what the search engines does, and what results users...
5th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Choosing a Search Site
Students discover how to pick the best search engine website for their research needs. In this search engine evaluation lesson, students learn about a variety of children's search sites. They practice using the sites and compare,...
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Are your pupils effective online searchers? Improve their skills with the ideas presented here. After completing a KWL chart about strategic searching, class members pick up a five-step strategy for searching online. For practice, pupils...
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Identifying High-Quality Sites
Use a Huffington Post article focused on false pictures of Hurricane Sandy to launch a discussion about the reliability of online information. Groups compare and contrast how print and broadcast media regulate data gathering with the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Internet of Things: IoT
How has the Internet of Things affected our lives? Scholars examine the massive influence of mobile devices in this analysis lesson, which begins with a seven-minute documentary clip. They also read a New York Times article (linked)...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Internet Search Engines: An Introduction
What is a search engine? A thorough introduction to using and understanding search engines gives children practice finding primary source documents. A fun Internet scavenger hunt (which is included) gives an opportunity for individual...
3rd - 12th 21st Century Skills
Use Boolean Search Terms to Shorten Web Searches
Have you ever conducted a Web search and received too many hits? Teach your class about Boolean search terms and provide them time to practice conducting efficient online searches. This lesson plan contains several fun activities which...
6th - 9th 21st Century Skills