In the previous post, we listed a set of tips to develop online search strategies. Try this skill building activity with middle school students to apply those tips and raise awareness of ways to find trustworthy information fast. This activity is from TechnoKids technology project TechnoEarth. In this project, students learn how to use Google […]
Efficiently locate resources on the Internet using key words. Learn effective techniques for finding reliable information fast.
There is LOTS of information on the Internet. When students are conducting searches for specific topics, they can become overloaded with results. Irrelevant sites, limited skimming and scanning skills, advertising, and unreliable data are all factors that can make online searching time-consuming. Competent Internet search strategies can help students to locate high-quality sites quickly to
Any search tip that makes online research more efficient is a welcome relief for teachers and students. Researching online with students can be a time consuming and sometimes frustrating task. The amount of information available on the Internet is mind boggling. Too often searches result in a lot of worthless or irrelevant information, or data
Although young people today are savvy Internet users, often their skills are restricted to social media and video and photo sharing sites. Their research skills may be limited to a Google search and clicking on one of the first sites that appear. Now, more than ever, a wealth of information is instantly available to students
Many elementary students trust everything they read on the Internet. They believe that if it is written on a web page, then it must be true. It is essential that teachers provide their students with criteria they can use to determine if the information they are using for a research project is from a reliable
My students consider themselves to be Internet experts. However, in my short time working with the class here is what I have discovered – they are not. They understand how to select search terms to find the information they need. However, when students are reviewing the list of search results their first and only strategy