Making Sense of Search              Ann Larson              May 18, 2012
The Dilemma• Students aimlessly scrolling  through Google Search results  – So many results  – How can you choose?
THINK CRITICALLY                       When searching and                       surfing onlineAsk good questions    Choose...
The Dilemma• Students aimlessly scrolling  through Google Search results• We can help by   – Modeling   – Scaffolding   – ...
What might it look like?
A Nice Site for Constructing Searches                           www.boolify.org
… and it comes with lessons for   teaching Boolean Logic!
… in a Nutshell                  … mousepad art
… in a Nutshell(another view)
… in a Nutshell(another view)
Other Options•   Askkids.com      • Kids.yahoo.com•   Boolify.org      • Kidsclick.com•   Kidzsearch.com   • Quinturakids....
Evaluating your Results
Questions to Ask        http://www.avon.k12.ct.us/enrichment/Enrich/quickgr4-0.htm
Web Evaluation Worksheetshttp://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/pdf/evalmidd.pdf   http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/...
http://beta.digitalpassport.org/educator-registrationCommon Sense Media Digital PassportAddresses the key issues facing ki...
Continuing on …
… and more in depth                      … in a Professional Learning Community …
Richard Byrne – Free Technology for Teachers freetech4teachers.com –Blog with eBooks & Google Tutorials
(additionally talks about kid search engines and browser add-ons
Creditswww.freetech4teachers.com - Richard Byrne – Free Technology for Teachers–Blog with eBooks &  Google Tutorialshttp:/...
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  1. 1. Making Sense of Search Ann Larson May 18, 2012
  2. 2. The Dilemma• Students aimlessly scrolling through Google Search results – So many results – How can you choose?
  3. 3. THINK CRITICALLY When searching and surfing onlineAsk good questions Choose good results
  4. 4. The Dilemma• Students aimlessly scrolling through Google Search results• We can help by – Modeling – Scaffolding – Providing practice• In two areas: – Building and Refining Searches – Evaluating Search Results
  5. 5. What might it look like?
  6. 6. A Nice Site for Constructing Searches www.boolify.org
  7. 7. … and it comes with lessons for teaching Boolean Logic!
  8. 8. … in a Nutshell … mousepad art
  9. 9. … in a Nutshell(another view)
  10. 10. … in a Nutshell(another view)
  11. 11. Other Options• Askkids.com • Kids.yahoo.com• Boolify.org • Kidsclick.com• Kidzsearch.com • Quinturakids.com• Kids.gov
  12. 12. Evaluating your Results
  13. 13. Questions to Ask http://www.avon.k12.ct.us/enrichment/Enrich/quickgr4-0.htm
  14. 14. Web Evaluation Worksheetshttp://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/pdf/evalmidd.pdf http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalWorksheet.pdf
  15. 15. http://beta.digitalpassport.org/educator-registrationCommon Sense Media Digital PassportAddresses the key issues facing kids in the digital world:online safety and security, privacy, cyberbullying, copyright and creation, and finding information online.4.5 hours of instruction.
  16. 16. Continuing on …
  17. 17. … and more in depth … in a Professional Learning Community …
  18. 18. Richard Byrne – Free Technology for Teachers freetech4teachers.com –Blog with eBooks & Google Tutorials
  19. 19. (additionally talks about kid search engines and browser add-ons
  20. 20. Creditswww.freetech4teachers.com - Richard Byrne – Free Technology for Teachers–Blog with eBooks & Google Tutorialshttp://www.avon.k12.ct.us/enrichment/Enrich/quickgr4-0.htm - Web Evaluation Graphichttp://www.google.com/educators/p_websearch.html Google Search for Educatorshttp://beta.digitalpassport.org/educator-registration - Digital Passport - CommonSense Mediawww.Commoncraft.com Common Craft Videoshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rESpZFGgFsY Search the Web Videowww.boolify.orghttp://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/pdf/evalmidd.pdf - Kathy Schrockhttp://www.avon.k12.ct.us/enrichment/Enrich/quickgr4-0.htmhttps://sites.google.com/site/gwebsearcheducation/lessonplans - Google Web Search for Educators
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