What are Boolean Operators?

Searching for the reason behind your less-than-specific Internet searches? Boolean operators may help you narrow the field! Introduce your class to the four little words that have a tremendous impact on sorting facts using an enlightening presentation. The slideshow introduces the search terms and, or, not, and near before demonstrating how they affect the results of a search. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Add the presentation to a computer skills or order of operations lesson
  • Challenge the class to create the most specific search that they can using Boolean operators
Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure individuals have Internet access so they can practice using Boolean operators
  • Presentation well organized and engaging
  • Resource contains great examples and practice problems
  • None