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  • Keywords are the main words in your topic that you will use when searching! You use them all the time – every time you do a search in Google or a database, you are typing in keywords.
  • Keywords are the main words in your topic that you will use when searching! You use them all the time – every time you do a search in Google or a database, you are typing in keywords.
  • Take a couple minutes and circle the main words in your topic. You can’t find things by searching the whole research question, so you need to pick out the important words.
  • Take a couple minutes and circle the main words in your topic. You can’t find things by searching the whole research question, so you need to pick out the important words.
  • Student will create their own at Wordle.net and write down keywords on their homework that is due.
  • 1 – specifics… like location. Adding United States or Indiana to your search will narrow things down. 2 – look at the results. Skim some articles. Do you see words used that you hadn’t thought of? Add them to your list. Give an example. 3 – similar – look for the tags applied to that article by others, these can be helpful keywords 4 – try different combinations till you find what works 5- keep trying!
  • Blended Week 2

    1. 1. Week 2 Zombie Security Threat Level: Green (safe for now)
    2. 2. Zombie ResearchER Training <ul><li>KEYWORDS </li></ul><ul><li>WORD CLOUDS </li></ul><ul><li>SYNONYMS </li></ul>
    3. 3. KEYWORDS What are keywords? What do we need them for? How will I use them? What are the keywords on my topic?
    4. 4. KEYWORDS What are keywords? Keywords are the main words in your topic. What do we need them for? You need them to search! How will I use them? You will use them when you search! What are the keywords on my topic? Depends on your topic! Brainstorm!
    5. 5. KEYWORDS What are the keywords on my topic? Look for the main words in your topic and your research questions! Take a minute and circle the main words in your topic and questions . You can’t search the WHOLE question, so pick out the important parts.
    6. 6. KEYWORDS What are the keywords on my topic? A visual way – A word cloud Go to www.wordle.net And type in your topic and questions! A sample is on the next slide. What do you think the size of the word means?
    7. 8. Synonyms (click to view video)
    8. 9. Synonyms <ul><li>What are synonyms? </li></ul>What do we need them for? How will I use them? What are the synonyms for my topic? How do I come up with synonyms?
    9. 10. Synonyms <ul><li>What are synonyms? </li></ul><ul><li>Synonyms are different words that mean the same thing! </li></ul>How will I use them? Sometimes, the keywords won’t work! You need to try something DIFFERENT! How do I come up with synonyms? Brainstorm! Look for tags. Experiment. Use a thesarus.
    10. 11. Synonyms What do we need them for? You need to think of synonyms because the keywords don’t always work. For example, Zombie probably won’t bring up a lot of search results. But Natural Disaster might. What are the synonyms for my topic? I don’t know! You’ll need to come up with some for your homework.
    11. 12. Keyword & Synonym Tips! <ul><li>Think specifics: </li></ul><ul><li>Adding a location, like United States, for example . </li></ul>Pay attention to search results Look for tags If words aren’t working, rethink your strategy! Experiment!
    12. 13. Zombie ResearchER Training <ul><li>KEYWORDS </li></ul><ul><li>WORD CLOUDS </li></ul><ul><li>SYNONYMS </li></ul>COMPLETE
    13. 14. A note on Summarizing <ul><li>Why? </li></ul>In upcoming assignments you will be asked to list the main points of items you find. Why? To save you time on the final project!
    14. 15. Summarizing Training <ul><li>How? </li></ul>Skim the items you find and jot down 3 main points, in your own words .

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