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  • 1. How to improve yourand search like a pro!
    Barbara De Santis
    Sayreville Public School
    October 2010
  • 2. 2 brief commercials
  • 3.
  • 4. Using Emerging Technology to Advance Your School Library Program
    http://www.edweb.net/emergingtech
    1 hour call/month
    Miss the call? See the archive
    PD credit provided
  • 5. The Agenda
    Best Instructional Practices for the 21st Century
    Hybrid Programming
    Communication, Collaboration & Cloud Computing
    Evidence-Based Practice & Data Collection
    Social Capital
    Visibility & Advocacy
    Micro Communication
    Productivity: Putting it All Together
    Partnering with the Larger Community
    Earning Recognition
  • 6. My commerical
    Free Web 2.0 tools
  • 7. Today’s plan
    Approach for evaluating information
    Search strategies
  • 8. Credits
    Alan November
    Link at http://novemberlearning.com/resources/information-literacy-resources/i-information-literacy-quiz/
  • 9. Handout and PPT online at www.tinyurl.com/bsdblog (presentation tab)
  • 10. Is it REAL?
  • 11. Domain?
    Extension?
    www.domain.ext
    Personal?
    Read the url
  • 12. www.sayrevillek12.net
    www.yahoo.com
    www.nasa.gov
    www.af.mil
    What is the domain?
  • 13. www.tcnj.edu
    www.laurelhurst.pps.k12.or.us
    www.nagoya-u.ac.j
    www.ama-assn.org
    What is the domain?
  • 14. www.sayrevillek12.net
    www.yahoo.com
    www.nasa.gov
    www.af.mil
    What is the extension?
  • 15. www.tcnj.edu
    www.laurelhurst.pps.k12.or.us
    www.nagoya-u.ac.j
    www.ama-assn.org
    What is the extension?
  • 16. Handout ( popular extensions)
  • 17. Some extensions are more reliable than others?
    (i.e., .gov versus .com.)
  • 18. You can shorten the url
    zapatopi.net/treeoctopus.html
    zapatopi.net/treeoctopus.html
    The forward slash =
    another directory
    Use zapatopi.net as the entire domain.
  • 19. Is it personal?
    www.blog.discoveryeducation.com/bsdbsd
    www.tcnj.edu/~goglobal/undergraduate/documents/StudyAbroadatTCNJPDF.pdf
  • 20. Name
    ~
    %
    Blog, users, members, group
    Clues
  • 21. www.blog.discoveryeducation.com/bsdbsd
    www.tcnj.edu/~goglobal/undergraduate/documents/StudyAbroadatTCNJPDF.pdf
  • 22. Read the url
    Domain?
    Extension?
    Personal?
    Read Review
  • 23. Does it make sense?
    Match or conflict
    Evaluate the content
    THINK
  • 24. Evaluate the content
    Links
    Updated?
  • 25.
  • 26.
  • 27.
  • 28. Does it make sense?
    Links
    Updates
    Evaluate - Review
  • 29. Ask about the Author
    Writer?
    Publisher?
  • 30. Sometimes the author is listed.
  • 31. So who is the author?
  • 32. If no author is listed
    www.easyWhois
    Enter the domain name -i.e., sayrevillek12.net
  • 33. 1. Go to www.easyWhois.com
  • 34. 2. Enter the entire domain (including the extension)
  • 35. 3. View results.
  • 36. No author listed- use www.easyWhois.com
  • 37. So who is the author? (truncate)
    1. Go to www.easywhois.com and enter the entire domain in the search field.
  • 38. Does this make sense?
  • 39. Ask about the Author - Review
    www.easyWhois
    Enter the domain name sayrevillek12.net
  • 40. Look at Links
    Links from the site
    (forward links)
    Links to the site
    (back links)
  • 41. Links from the site
    Mouse over the link
    See the url in the lower left hand corner
  • 42. Move your mouse over the links.
    Check url in the lower left hand corner.
  • 43.
  • 44. Where are they linked?
  • 45. All linked to the same site
  • 46. Links to the site
    Use the link command in altavista
    Go to www.altavista.com
  • 47. Links to the site
    In the search box enter
    link:entireurl (no spaces)
    Example:
    link:www.sayrevillek12.net
    (include www and the entire domain)
  • 48. 1. Go to www.altavista.com
  • 49. 2. Entire the complete url (includes www.domain.ext) in the search window.
  • 50. 3. View results.
  • 51. Links to MLK site
  • 52. Links to Tree Octopus
  • 53. Look at the Links Review
    Links from the site
    Mouse over and view
    Links to the site
    Use link command at www.altavista.com
  • 54. The way it used to be
    Wayback Machine
    www.archive.org
    Enter url
    Look at past pages
  • 55. 1. Go to www.archive.org
  • 56. 2. Enter the url.
  • 57. 3. Results. Select page to view.
  • 58. Older version of MLK page.
  • 59. Review:Is it REAL?
  • 60. What sites to use (handout)
    All grades
     All About Explorers: http://www.allaboutexplorers.com
    California's Velcro Crop under Challenge: http://home.inreach.com/kumbach/velcro.html
    The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus: http://www.zapatopi.net/treeoctopus
    Dog Island Free Forever: http://www.thedogisland.com
    Victorian Robots: http://www.bigredhair.com/robots/index.html  
    Middle /HS School
     Dihydrogen Monoxide: http://www.dhmo.org
    Feline Reactions to Bearded Men: http://www.improbable.com/airchives/classical/cat/cat.html
    Clones R Us: http://www.d-b.net/dti/
    Dehydrated Water: http://www.buydehydratedwater.com/
    Petrol Direct: http://www.petroldirect.com/
    For you only 
    Martin Luther King: http://www.martinlutherking.org (NOT for students)
  • 61. Search Strategies
    Engine versus Directory
    Who is on top?
    Boolean operations
    Special Commands
  • 62. What’s the difference?
    Search Engine
    Directory
  • 63. http://www.learnthenet.com/animated-internet/how-search-engines-work/index.php
  • 64.
  • 65. Examples
    Search Engine
    Directory
  • 66. Search strategies
    How they work
    (or which site goes first?)
  • 67. There are equations,
    (but not this one!)
  • 68. The factors include:
    Paid (sponsored- at the top)
    Search term is the url
    Search term is in the title
    Based on # links to the site
    (different for each service)
  • 69. For our students:
    The first link might not be the best!
  • 70. Search strategies
    Boolean Operators
    It is all in 3 little words-
    and, or , not
  • 71. And ( or the +)
  • 72. Or ( you get everything)Default setting for most engines
  • 73. Not ( or the -)
  • 74. A few different engines
    Quintura
    Searchcredible
    SweetSearch
    Google
    Wonderwheel
    Squared
  • 75. Quintura http://quinturakids.com/
  • 76. Searchcrediblehttp://www.searchcredible.com/
  • 77. Sweet Search (http://sweetsearch.com)
  • 78. Google Wonder Wheel
  • 79.
  • 80.
  • 81.
  • 82. Google Squared
    www.google.com/squared
  • 83.
  • 84. If your search term does not create a square, you have a chance to add 5 terms and then square it.
  • 85. Searching smarter
    Virtual index
    Use altavist.com
    Host (narrow)
    url (broad)
  • 86. Alta Vista host command
    Why?
    Find all the pages from a specific domain
    Narrow large sites
  • 87. Alta Vista Host Command
    Here’s how
    Searches based on extension
    Can add key words
    Example
  • 88. Sample host command
    You are looking for schools
    in NJ.
    1. www.altavista.com
    2. In the search box, enter
    host:k12.nj.us
    (hint- No spaces)
  • 89.
  • 90. Sample host command
    You are looking student lessons from NASA
    1. www.altavista.com
    2. In the search box, enter
    host:nasa.gov + “student lessons’’
    (hint- space around the + sign)
  • 91.
  • 92. Why use the host command?
  • 93. Another example
  • 94. If you still don’t believe…
  • 95. Alta Vista url
    Why?
    Find all urls containing your key words.
    Wider response
  • 96. Alta Vista url command
    Here’s how
    Searches based on terms in the url
    Can add key words
    Example
  • 97. No host? Use the url command
    You are looking for schools with butterfly gardens.
    Words in the url might include k12
    1. www.altavista.com
    2. In the search box, enter
    url:k12 + butterfly
  • 98. url command
    Using url:k12 will include all web addresses including k12 (not just using it as an extension)
    Larger number of responses
  • 99. Questions?
  • 100. Photo credits
    http://blogs.webmd.com/eye-on-vision/uploaded_images/child-with-glasses-istock-747730.jpg
    http://www.we-teach-reading.com/images/bigstockphoto_child_typing_message_from_lapt_2051542.jpg
    thinkhttp://www.quickandsimple.com/cm/quickandsimple/images/ST/child-homework-istock-de.jpg
    http://2013readsandreacts.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/depressed-child1_2112.jpg