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  • YouTube is the most popular destination for finding, watching and sharing online videos. It is famous for hosting some of the funniest , most unusual, tragic and surprising videos on the web.
  • Justin Bieber became famous sby someone uploading a video of him. He instantly became famous
  • YouTube offers a search bar into which you can type your search query.it works exactly the same as a search engine like Google.

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  • 1. RESEARCHING ONLINE
  • 2. Evaluating an online source
  • 3. Checklist for evaluating online information1. Can you verify it?2. Who published it?3. Who wrote it?4. When was it written? 5. Is it a “dead “site? 6. Is it objective? 7. Is it advertising?
  • 4. Conducting Effective Online Research
  • 5. How to approach online research? •Use natural language •Keywords •Do a test search •Scan for keywords •Construct a new search query •Weed out the trash •Look for links •Repeat this process •Bookmark
  • 6. ExercisesExercise 1: Search for online videoson YoutubeExercise 2: Search for images withGoogle Image SearchExercise 3: Search for geographic infowith “Google MapsExercise 4: Search for music onLastfMExercise 5: Search for people withPiplExercise 6: Search a chronic illness
  • 7. Group ActivitySearch for the following Info:1.What building is just across the road from the Double Treeguesthouse on Times Square in New York City?2.What are the symptoms of overdosing on vitamin C?3.What was the most recent concert or event that Madonnaperformed at?4.Find a video of the very first moon landing in 1969.
  • 8. Movie Reviews1.Rotten Tomatoes: www.rottentomatoes.com2.IMDB (the internet Movie Database):www.imdb.comWeather1.Weather.com: www.weather.comBlogs1.Google Blog Search:blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en2.Technorati: technorati.com3.Blogline: www.bloglines.com
  • 9. Books1.Project Gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org2.Google Book Search: books.google.com3.LibraryThing: www.librarything.com4.Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/books-used-books-textbooks/b?ie=UTF8&node=283155Classifieds1.Craiglist: www.craiglist.org2.Gumtree: www.gumtree.co.za