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This is a powerpoint that Rob, Chris, and I created to be used in a music lesson (Chris' major subject area). The powerpoint helps students to search the Internet more effectively.It could be easily adapted for other subject areas by changing the topic to be searched.

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  1. 1. The Blues How it developed and how it has contributed to the jazz movement
  2. 2. <ul><li>Using the following search engines find information, and write a one page report on the formation of the blues and how it has contributed to the formation of jazz music. </li></ul>Assessment Task
  3. 3. Searching The Internet www. google .com See next slide for search tips
  4. 4. Search Tips <ul><li>Use more than one keyword eg: blues history, American music, New Orleans, Delta Blues, Mississippi Blues. </li></ul><ul><li>Use “Boolean Operators” which are: AND, OR, NOT eg: American music AND blues. Delta blues OR Mississippi blues </li></ul><ul><li>Try using inverted commas around the words on either side of the “Boolean Operators” to refine your search. </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalise proper nouns to eliminate confusion eg: Blues (music), blues (colours); Bill, bill, Gates, gates. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Evaluating Web Sites <ul><li>Some web sites will contain more reliable information than others. </li></ul><ul><li>Who provided the information/created the site eg: com, gov, edu, org. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the motivations behind the site eg: advertising (record label)? Private or public interest? </li></ul>