How to improve yourand search like a pro!<br />Barbara De Santis<br />Sayreville Public School<br />August 31, 2010<br />
Today’s  plan<br />Approach for evaluating information<br />Search strategies<br />
Credits<br />Alan November<br />Link at http://novemberlearning.com/resources/information-literacy-resources/i-information...
Handout and PPT online at www.tinyurl.com/bsdblog (presentation tab)<br />
Is it REAL?<br />
Domain?<br />Extension?<br />www.domain.ext<br />Personal?<br />Read the url<br />
www.sayrevillek12.net<br />www.yahoo.com<br />www.nasa.gov<br />www.af.mil<br />What is the domain?<br />
www.tcnj.edu<br />www.laurelhurst.pps.k12.or.us<br />www.nagoya-u.ac.j<br />www.ama-assn.org<br />What is the domain?<br />
www.sayrevillek12.net<br />www.yahoo.com<br />www.nasa.gov<br />www.af.mil<br />What is the extension?<br />
www.tcnj.edu<br />www.laurelhurst.pps.k12.or.us<br />www.nagoya-u.ac.j<br />www.ama-assn.org<br />What is the extension?<b...
Handout ( popular extensions)<br />
Some extensions are more reliable than others?<br />(i.e., .gov versus .com.)<br />
You can shorten the url<br />zapatopi.net/treeoctopus.html<br />zapatopi.net/treeoctopus.html<br />                       ...
Is it personal?<br />www.blog.discoveryeducation.com/bsdbsd<br />www.tcnj.edu/~goglobal/undergraduate/documents/StudyAbroa...
Name<br />~<br />%<br />Blog, users, members, group<br />Clues<br />
www.blog.discoveryeducation.com/bsdbsd<br />www.tcnj.edu/~goglobal/undergraduate/documents/StudyAbroadatTCNJPDF.pdf<br />
Read the url<br />Domain?<br />Extension?<br />Personal?<br />Read Review<br />
Does it make sense?<br />Match or conflict<br />Evaluate the content<br />THINK<br />
Evaluate the content<br />Links<br />Updated?<br />
Does it make sense?<br />Links<br />Updates<br />Evaluate - Review<br />
Ask about the Author<br />Writer?<br />Publisher?<br />
Sometimes the author is listed.<br />
So who is the author?<br />
If no author is listed<br />www.easyWhois<br />Enter the domain name -i.e., sayrevillek12.net<br />
1. Go to www.easyWhois.com<br />
2. Enter the entire domain (including the extension)<br />
3. View results.<br />
No author listed- use www.easyWhois.com<br />
So who is the author? (truncate)<br />1. Go to www.easywhois.com and enter the entire domain in the search field.<br />
Does this make sense?<br />
Ask  about the Author - Review<br />www.easyWhois<br />Enter the domain name sayrevillek12.net<br />
 Look at Links <br />Links from the site<br />(forward links)<br />Links to the site<br />    (back links)<br />
Links from the site<br />Mouse over the link <br />See the url in the lower left hand corner<br />
Move your mouse over the links.<br />Check url in the lower left hand corner.<br />
Where are they linked?<br />
All linked to the same site<br />
Links to the site<br />Use the link command in altavista<br />Go to www.altavista.com<br />
Links to the site<br />In the search box enter<br />link:entireurl (no spaces)<br /> Example:<br />link:www.sayrevillek12....
1. Go to www.altavista.com<br />
2. Entire the complete url (includes www.domain.ext) in the search window.<br />
3. View results.<br />
Links to MLK site<br />
Links to Tree Octopus<br />
Look at the Links Review<br />Links from the site<br /> Mouse over and view<br />Links to the site<br />Use link command a...
The way it used to be<br />Wayback Machine<br />www.archive.org<br />Enter url<br />Look at past pages<br />
1. Go to www.archive.org<br />
2. Enter the url.<br />
3. Results. Select page to view.<br />
Older version of MLK page.<br />
Review:Is it REAL?<br />
What sites to use (handout)<br />All grades<br /> All About Explorers: http://www.allaboutexplorers.com<br />California's ...
Search Strategies<br />Engine versus Directory<br />Who is on top?<br />Boolean operations<br />Special Commands<br />
What’s the difference?<br />Search Engine<br />Directory<br />
http://www.learnthenet.com/animated-internet/how-search-engines-work/index.php<br />
Examples<br />Search Engine<br />Directory<br />
Search strategies<br />How they work (or which site goes first?)<br />
There are equations,<br />(but not this one!)<br />
The factors include:<br />Paid (sponsored- at the top)<br />Search term is the url<br />Search term is in the title<br />B...
For our students:<br />The first link might not be the best!<br />
Search strategies<br />Boolean Operators<br />It is all in 3 little words-<br />and, or , not<br />
And ( or the +)<br />
Or ( you get everything)<br />
Default setting for most engines<br />
Not ( or the -)<br />
Searching smarter<br />Virtual index<br />Use altavist.com<br />host<br />url<br />
Alta Vista host command<br />Why?<br />Find all the pages from a specific domain<br />Narrow large sites<br />
Alta Vista Host Command<br />Here’s how<br />Searches based on extension<br />Can add key words<br />Example<br />
Sample host command<br />You are looking for schools<br />in NJ.<br />1. www.altavista.com<br />2. In the search box, ente...
Sample host command<br />You are looking student lessons from NASA<br />1. www.altavista.com<br />2. In the search box, en...
Why use the host command?<br />
Another example<br />
If you still don’t believe…<br />
Alta Vista url<br />Why?<br />Find all urls containing your key words.<br />Wider response<br />
Alta Vista url command<br />Here’s how<br />Searches based on terms in the url<br />Can add key words<br />Example<br />
No host? Use the url command<br />You are looking for schools with butterfly gardens.<br />Words in the url might include ...
url command<br />Using url:k12 will include all web addresses including k12 (not just using it as an extension)<br />Large...
Questions?<br />
Photo  credits<br />http://blogs.webmd.com/eye-on-vision/uploaded_images/child-with-glasses-istock-747730.jpg<br />http://...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Njsc search like a pro

457

Published on

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
457
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
5
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Njsc search like a pro

  1. 1. How to improve yourand search like a pro!<br />Barbara De Santis<br />Sayreville Public School<br />August 31, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Today’s plan<br />Approach for evaluating information<br />Search strategies<br />
  3. 3. Credits<br />Alan November<br />Link at http://novemberlearning.com/resources/information-literacy-resources/i-information-literacy-quiz/<br />
  4. 4. Handout and PPT online at www.tinyurl.com/bsdblog (presentation tab)<br />
  5. 5. Is it REAL?<br />
  6. 6. Domain?<br />Extension?<br />www.domain.ext<br />Personal?<br />Read the url<br />
  7. 7. www.sayrevillek12.net<br />www.yahoo.com<br />www.nasa.gov<br />www.af.mil<br />What is the domain?<br />
  8. 8. www.tcnj.edu<br />www.laurelhurst.pps.k12.or.us<br />www.nagoya-u.ac.j<br />www.ama-assn.org<br />What is the domain?<br />
  9. 9. www.sayrevillek12.net<br />www.yahoo.com<br />www.nasa.gov<br />www.af.mil<br />What is the extension?<br />
  10. 10. www.tcnj.edu<br />www.laurelhurst.pps.k12.or.us<br />www.nagoya-u.ac.j<br />www.ama-assn.org<br />What is the extension?<br />
  11. 11. Handout ( popular extensions)<br />
  12. 12. Some extensions are more reliable than others?<br />(i.e., .gov versus .com.)<br />
  13. 13. You can shorten the url<br />zapatopi.net/treeoctopus.html<br />zapatopi.net/treeoctopus.html<br /> The forward slash =<br /> another directory<br />Use zapatopi.net as the entire domain.<br />
  14. 14. Is it personal?<br />www.blog.discoveryeducation.com/bsdbsd<br />www.tcnj.edu/~goglobal/undergraduate/documents/StudyAbroadatTCNJPDF.pdf<br />
  15. 15. Name<br />~<br />%<br />Blog, users, members, group<br />Clues<br />
  16. 16. www.blog.discoveryeducation.com/bsdbsd<br />www.tcnj.edu/~goglobal/undergraduate/documents/StudyAbroadatTCNJPDF.pdf<br />
  17. 17. Read the url<br />Domain?<br />Extension?<br />Personal?<br />Read Review<br />
  18. 18. Does it make sense?<br />Match or conflict<br />Evaluate the content<br />THINK<br />
  19. 19. Evaluate the content<br />Links<br />Updated?<br />
  20. 20.
  21. 21.
  22. 22.
  23. 23. Does it make sense?<br />Links<br />Updates<br />Evaluate - Review<br />
  24. 24. Ask about the Author<br />Writer?<br />Publisher?<br />
  25. 25. Sometimes the author is listed.<br />
  26. 26. So who is the author?<br />
  27. 27. If no author is listed<br />www.easyWhois<br />Enter the domain name -i.e., sayrevillek12.net<br />
  28. 28. 1. Go to www.easyWhois.com<br />
  29. 29. 2. Enter the entire domain (including the extension)<br />
  30. 30. 3. View results.<br />
  31. 31. No author listed- use www.easyWhois.com<br />
  32. 32. So who is the author? (truncate)<br />1. Go to www.easywhois.com and enter the entire domain in the search field.<br />
  33. 33. Does this make sense?<br />
  34. 34. Ask about the Author - Review<br />www.easyWhois<br />Enter the domain name sayrevillek12.net<br />
  35. 35. Look at Links <br />Links from the site<br />(forward links)<br />Links to the site<br /> (back links)<br />
  36. 36. Links from the site<br />Mouse over the link <br />See the url in the lower left hand corner<br />
  37. 37. Move your mouse over the links.<br />Check url in the lower left hand corner.<br />
  38. 38.
  39. 39. Where are they linked?<br />
  40. 40. All linked to the same site<br />
  41. 41. Links to the site<br />Use the link command in altavista<br />Go to www.altavista.com<br />
  42. 42. Links to the site<br />In the search box enter<br />link:entireurl (no spaces)<br /> Example:<br />link:www.sayrevillek12.net<br />(include www and the entire domain)<br />
  43. 43. 1. Go to www.altavista.com<br />
  44. 44. 2. Entire the complete url (includes www.domain.ext) in the search window.<br />
  45. 45. 3. View results.<br />
  46. 46. Links to MLK site<br />
  47. 47. Links to Tree Octopus<br />
  48. 48. Look at the Links Review<br />Links from the site<br /> Mouse over and view<br />Links to the site<br />Use link command at www.altavista.com<br />
  49. 49. The way it used to be<br />Wayback Machine<br />www.archive.org<br />Enter url<br />Look at past pages<br />
  50. 50. 1. Go to www.archive.org<br />
  51. 51. 2. Enter the url.<br />
  52. 52. 3. Results. Select page to view.<br />
  53. 53. Older version of MLK page.<br />
  54. 54. Review:Is it REAL?<br />
  55. 55. What sites to use (handout)<br />All grades<br /> All About Explorers: http://www.allaboutexplorers.com<br />California's Velcro Crop under Challenge: http://home.inreach.com/kumbach/velcro.html<br />The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus: http://www.zapatopi.net/treeoctopus<br />Dog Island Free Forever: http://www.thedogisland.com<br />Victorian Robots: http://www.bigredhair.com/robots/index.html  <br />Middle /HS School<br /> Dihydrogen Monoxide: http://www.dhmo.org<br />Feline Reactions to Bearded Men: http://www.improbable.com/airchives/classical/cat/cat.html<br />Clones R Us: http://www.d-b.net/dti/<br />Dehydrated Water: http://www.buydehydratedwater.com/<br />Petrol Direct: http://www.petroldirect.com/<br />For you only <br />Martin Luther King: http://www.martinlutherking.org (NOT for students)<br />
  56. 56. Search Strategies<br />Engine versus Directory<br />Who is on top?<br />Boolean operations<br />Special Commands<br />
  57. 57. What’s the difference?<br />Search Engine<br />Directory<br />
  58. 58. http://www.learnthenet.com/animated-internet/how-search-engines-work/index.php<br />
  59. 59.
  60. 60. Examples<br />Search Engine<br />Directory<br />
  61. 61. Search strategies<br />How they work (or which site goes first?)<br />
  62. 62. There are equations,<br />(but not this one!)<br />
  63. 63. The factors include:<br />Paid (sponsored- at the top)<br />Search term is the url<br />Search term is in the title<br />Based on # links to the site<br /> (different for each service)<br />
  64. 64. For our students:<br />The first link might not be the best!<br />
  65. 65. Search strategies<br />Boolean Operators<br />It is all in 3 little words-<br />and, or , not<br />
  66. 66. And ( or the +)<br />
  67. 67. Or ( you get everything)<br />
  68. 68. Default setting for most engines<br />
  69. 69. Not ( or the -)<br />
  70. 70. Searching smarter<br />Virtual index<br />Use altavist.com<br />host<br />url<br />
  71. 71. Alta Vista host command<br />Why?<br />Find all the pages from a specific domain<br />Narrow large sites<br />
  72. 72. Alta Vista Host Command<br />Here’s how<br />Searches based on extension<br />Can add key words<br />Example<br />
  73. 73. Sample host command<br />You are looking for schools<br />in NJ.<br />1. www.altavista.com<br />2. In the search box, enter<br />host:k12.nj.us <br />(hint- No spaces)<br />
  74. 74.
  75. 75. Sample host command<br />You are looking student lessons from NASA<br />1. www.altavista.com<br />2. In the search box, enter<br />host:nasa.gov + “student lessons’’<br />(hint- space around the + sign)<br />
  76. 76.
  77. 77. Why use the host command?<br />
  78. 78. Another example<br />
  79. 79. If you still don’t believe…<br />
  80. 80. Alta Vista url<br />Why?<br />Find all urls containing your key words.<br />Wider response<br />
  81. 81. Alta Vista url command<br />Here’s how<br />Searches based on terms in the url<br />Can add key words<br />Example<br />
  82. 82. No host? Use the url command<br />You are looking for schools with butterfly gardens.<br />Words in the url might include k12<br />1. www.altavista.com<br />2. In the search box, enter<br />url:k12 + butterfly<br />
  83. 83. url command<br />Using url:k12 will include all web addresses including k12 (not just using it as an extension)<br />Larger number of responses<br />
  84. 84. Questions?<br />
  85. 85. Photo credits<br />http://blogs.webmd.com/eye-on-vision/uploaded_images/child-with-glasses-istock-747730.jpg<br />http://www.we-teach-reading.com/images/bigstockphoto_child_typing_message_from_lapt_2051542.jpg<br />thinkhttp://www.quickandsimple.com/cm/quickandsimple/images/ST/child-homework-istock-de.jpg<br />http://2013readsandreacts.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/depressed-child1_2112.jpg<br />
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×