Finding information on the ‘web’
Finding information on the web! <ul><li>In today’s class you will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about different search engi...
SEARCH ENGINES <ul><li>Here is a list of commonly used search engines.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google   </li></ul></ul><ul>...
How to use search engines <ul><li>Type desired search topic into text box </li></ul><ul><li>Click on search icon to search...
Activity 1 <ul><li>Use three different search engines to research “states of matter”. </li></ul><ul><li>In your book, writ...
Improving your search results <ul><li>You can search for a topic that has two terms </li></ul><ul><li>You can make your se...
Using ‘AND’ <ul><li>Using ‘AND’ helps you search for documents that contain both terms. This will narrow the field for a m...
Using ‘OR’ <ul><li>Using ‘OR’ helps you search for documents that contain either of the two terms. This will broaden the f...
Using ‘NOT’ <ul><li>Using ‘NOT’ excludes terms from your search, to help your search be more specific. This will narrow th...
Activity 2 <ul><li>Using AND OR and NOT, conduct a search using the terms. (don’t forget the brackets for NOT) </li></ul><...
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  1. 1. Finding information on the ‘web’
  2. 2. Finding information on the web! <ul><li>In today’s class you will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about different search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT </li></ul></ul>Click me!!! 
  3. 3. SEARCH ENGINES <ul><li>Here is a list of commonly used search engines. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excite </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click on the above links to open search engine. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to use search engines <ul><li>Type desired search topic into text box </li></ul><ul><li>Click on search icon to search topic. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Activity 1 <ul><li>Use three different search engines to research “states of matter”. </li></ul><ul><li>In your book, write down the web addresses for the top 3 results for each search engine. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MSN </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Excite </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Are the top 3 results on each search engine the same? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Improving your search results <ul><li>You can search for a topic that has two terms </li></ul><ul><li>You can make your search more accurate by using certain joining words, such as AND, OR and NOT </li></ul>
  7. 7. Using ‘AND’ <ul><li>Using ‘AND’ helps you search for documents that contain both terms. This will narrow the field for a more specific result. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, states of matter AND liquids </li></ul></ul>States of matter liquids Documents including both the terms
  8. 8. Using ‘OR’ <ul><li>Using ‘OR’ helps you search for documents that contain either of the two terms. This will broaden the field for a wider result. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, states of matter OR liquids </li></ul></ul>States of matter liquids Documents including both the terms
  9. 9. Using ‘NOT’ <ul><li>Using ‘NOT’ excludes terms from your search, to help your search be more specific. This will narrow the field. (Brackets help to separate the terms.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, (states of matter) NOT (liquids) </li></ul></ul>States of matter liquids Documents including one term and not the other term
  10. 10. Activity 2 <ul><li>Using AND OR and NOT, conduct a search using the terms. (don’t forget the brackets for NOT) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>States of matter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Particle model </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use Yahoo for your search </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Your task is to write a description of each state of matter, and use the particle model to help explain your answer. </li></ul>
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