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  1. 1. Searching <ul><li>Finding a needle in a hay-stack </li></ul>
  2. 2. Billions... <ul><li>There are literally billions and billions of web pages on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Finding accurate information can be tricky </li></ul>
  3. 3. Things to Consider <ul><li>Who owns the web site? </li></ul><ul><li>Who wrote the content? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they trustworthy? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Places to Search <ul><li>Google ( www.google.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Bing ( www.bing.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo ( www.yahoo.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of others.... </li></ul>
  5. 5. Google <ul><li>The most popular search engine </li></ul><ul><li>Good for most general searches </li></ul>
  6. 6. Keywords <ul><li>The words you search for are very important to finding accurate results </li></ul><ul><li>Google indexes the Internet and gives results based on “keywords” </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords are specific words that define a particular topic </li></ul>
  7. 7. Try Searching <ul><li>Using Google, search for information about your favorite professional athlete. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a new post about this person and answer the following questions: </li></ul>
  8. 8. Your Favorite Athlete <ul><li>What is their name? </li></ul><ul><li>How old are they and what is their birthdate? </li></ul><ul><li>What school(s) did they go to? </li></ul><ul><li>What team do they play for? </li></ul><ul><li>What city were they born in? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Publish It <ul><li>Publish your new post on the web site. </li></ul>

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