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Researching Online (made easy)

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I made this to support students (and teachers) getting started in the development of this fundamental skill.

I made this to support students (and teachers) getting started in the development of this fundamental skill.

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  • 1. This is one of the most important skills you will develop
  • 2. Of course, pretty pictures
  • 3. are more fun
  • 4. It’s easy to get lost...
  • 5. So don’t
  • 6. Follow these simple rules
  • 7. Build up your search strength
  • 8. There are 2.14 BILLION pages on the internet http://www.worldwidewebsize.com/
  • 9. That’s too many to read
  • 10. How can you find what you want?
  • 11. That’s why we say, “Like a needle in a haystack.” by joeandkaty
  • 12. Search strategies help you funnel your results
  • 13. Search strategies Search engines NOT just Google Word selection Go Boolean Share
  • 14. Search engines NOT just Google
  • 15. Search engines There are search engines made just for YOU!
  • 16. Search engines Google searches the whole internet
  • 17. Search engines You don’t need the whole internet
  • 18. Search engines Here are some search engines made just for students like you
  • 19. Search engines Just for you
  • 20. Search engines Always use more than one
  • 21. Search engines Go further than one page
  • 22. Search engines Some sites may appear near the top but not be right for you because sometimes…
  • 23. Search engines It is a popularity contest
  • 24. Word selection What is better when researching cultural events? Culture? Holidays? Cultural holidays?
  • 25. Word selection It may depend on the search engine
  • 26. Word selection In a recent class, Cultural holidays, got us nothing but vacation deals though
  • 27. Word selection Many sites offer suggestions that you may not have thought about as you type
  • 28. Word selection Read and consider them
  • 29. Word selection continued A search for digital citizenship is really 2 searches
  • 30. Word selection continued Every page with digital
  • 31. Word selection continued Every page with digital Every page with citizenship
  • 32. Word selection continued `` ‘’ However…
  • 33. is just 1 search
  • 34. for both words on each page
  • 35. Go Boolean This is BIG
  • 36. Go Boolean For today let’s look at “-” (minus)
  • 37. Go Boolean A search for “Jets” gets both and
  • 38. Go Boolean “Jets -sports” gets not
  • 39. Share Use diigo or a Google spreadsheet to share results and collaborate
  • 40. And remember…
  • 41. Your BRAIN…
  • 42. is the #1 tool for funneling
  • 43. All images my own or courtesy of Office.com Unless otherwise cited