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How To Do Research Searching For Information

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Teaching Y9 students how to do research and strategy of searching on google

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How To Do Research Searching For Information

  1. 1. Source: http://www.kyvl.org/kids/homebase.html
  2. 2. Globe Theatre . [Photograph]. Retrieved January  23,  2010, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library
  3. 3. Searching for Information Attribution: "3d puppet, holding big magnifier" http://www.flickr.com/photos/40780016@N02/3915512820
  4. 5. Source: STYLES, S. 1998. Elizabethan England. Oxford: Heinemann
  5. 6. Attribution: "Midland Hotel, Central Library, Manchester Town Hall" http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124404848@N01/281262516 Art: Oxford Art Online Bibliography: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Who's Who and Who Was Who General Reference & Homework: Britannica Elementary (For ages 5 - 11) Britannica Student (For ages 12 - 18) Encyclopaedia Britannica Oxford Reference Online Newspapers: Newsbank Times Digital Archive Source: http://www.manchester.gov.uk
  6. 7. Attribution: "Firefox on the rise" http://www.flickr.com/photos/77941960@N00/67984062 Attribution: "Google logo render - Mark Knol" http://www.flickr.com/photos/25064547@N06/2568436053
  7. 9. Google Users Research Q. 1 Search Tools Q. 2 Search Time Q. 3 Search Results
  8. 10. Search Strategy
  9. 11. “ Exact Phrase”
  10. 12. AND
  11. 13. EXCLUDE
  12. 14. REFINE
  13. 15. Research Topic: The Great Depression <ul><li>Search Terms </li></ul><ul><li>the great depression </li></ul><ul><li>“ the great depression” </li></ul><ul><li>“ the great depression” site:edu </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;the great depression&quot; site:edu &quot;black blizzards&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>“ the great depression” site:gov </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;the great depression&quot; site:gov &quot;black blizzards&quot; </li></ul># of results 21,300,000 4,770,000 192,000 140 85,200 9 Searched Jan 2010
  14. 16. Research Topic: Shakespeare Define your topic? Identify what information you need? Brainstorm “search terms” & strategy Select the best sources Select the relevant information and take notes
  15. 18. Source: http://www.kyvl.org/kids/homebase.html
  16. 19. <ul><li>Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Project Ideas – texts, diagrams, charts </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing, Sketches, Photos, maps, visuals … </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes from books, teachers, other sources </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliographic information </li></ul><ul><li>Written drafts, interesting findings </li></ul>
  17. 20. STOP THINK REACT
  18. 22. Reference: FLICKR CC [online] [cited on 19 Jan 2010] <http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/ > HARVEY, S. & DANIELS, H. 2009. Comprehension & Collaboration: Inquiry circles in Action. USA: Heinemann KENTUCKY VIRTUAL LIBRARY [online] [cited 19 Jan 2010] < http://www.kyvl.org/kids/homebase.html > MANCHESTER LIBRARIES [online] [cited on 19 Jan 2010] < http://www.manchester.gov.uk > STYLES, S. 1998. Elizabethan England. Oxford: Heinemann WATKINS, K. 2006. Success in teaching teens to search the internet: Playing a new google game. Proceedings of Pennsylvania School Librarians Association 33 rd Annunal Conference, PA, 4-6 May 2006. [online] [cited 18 Jan 2010] < http://www.google.com/educators/6_12.html >

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