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Choosing and Using Keywords<br />Technology Class Grade 6Ms. PirtleOctober 2011<br />
Vocabulary<br />Query<br />A question that you ask a search engine<br />Keyword<br />Any word that is used to query a sear...
Keyword Rules<br />You don’t need capital letters<br />Choose the best combination of words based on their usage in a sent...
Power Words<br />Proper nouns<br />Numbers <br />Words that explain WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and WHY<br />Use a thesaurus!<...
Search Operators<br />A search operator is an instruction that joins keywords to form a new, more complex query. <br />Com...
Double Quotation Marks “ ”<br />Narrow your search down<br />Example, try:<br />soccer fans<br />How many “hits” did Googl...
Inclusion Operator (+) or AND<br />Search engine to look for certain terms together	<br />Put a plus sign or the word AND ...
The Exclusion Operator(-) or NOT<br />When you don’t want results that include that particular word<br />Put a minus sign ...
Wildcard Symbol<br />Use an asterisk to search for part of a word or a whole word that may have several endings<br />Try t...
Conclusion<br />Powerful keywords create an effective query<br />Use a thesaurus <br />Operators help to focus your search...
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Choosing and using keywords

  1. 1. Choosing and Using Keywords<br />Technology Class Grade 6Ms. PirtleOctober 2011<br />
  2. 2. Vocabulary<br />Query<br />A question that you ask a search engine<br />Keyword<br />Any word that is used to query a search engine. <br />2<br />Common Sense Media. (2011). The Key to Keywords. Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/key-keywords-6-<br />
  3. 3. Keyword Rules<br />You don’t need capital letters<br />Choose the best combination of words based on their usage in a sentence (parts of speech)<br />Avoid:<br />One word searches <br />Non-essential words<br />Stop words <br />Small parts of speech—”and,” “it” “you,” “then,” “for”<br />Use no more words than are necessary<br />Common Sense Media. (2011). The Key to Keywords. Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/key-keywords-6-<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Power Words<br />Proper nouns<br />Numbers <br />Words that explain WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and WHY<br />Use a thesaurus!<br />Common Sense Media. (2011). The Key to Keywords. Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/key-keywords-6-<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Search Operators<br />A search operator is an instruction that joins keywords to form a new, more complex query. <br />Common Sense Media. (2011). The Key to Keywords. Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/key-keywords-6-<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Double Quotation Marks “ ”<br />Narrow your search down<br />Example, try:<br />soccer fans<br />How many “hits” did Google return?<br />Now, try:<br />“soccer fans”<br />How many “hits” did Google return this time?<br />Common Sense Media. (2011). The Key to Keywords. Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/key-keywords-6-<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Inclusion Operator (+) or AND<br />Search engine to look for certain terms together <br />Put a plus sign or the word AND in front of the word you want to appear with the first word<br />Try<br />pumpkin pie<br />How many “hits” did Google return?<br />Now, try:<br />pumpkin +pie<br />How many “hits” this time?<br />Common Sense Media. (2011). The Key to Keywords. Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/key-keywords-6-<br />7<br />
  8. 8. The Exclusion Operator(-) or NOT<br />When you don’t want results that include that particular word<br />Put a minus sign or the word NOT in front of the word you don’t want to appear<br />Try:<br />Searching dolphins<br />But what if you don’t want football?<br />Now, try:<br />Searching dolphins –football<br />Tip: be sure to put a space only after dolphins!<br />Common Sense Media. (2011). The Key to Keywords. Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/key-keywords-6-<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Wildcard Symbol<br />Use an asterisk to search for part of a word or a whole word that may have several endings<br />Try this:<br />Search for legislator<br />How many “hits” did Google return this time?<br />Now:<br />Search for legis*<br />How many “hits” did Google return this time?<br />Common Sense Media. (2011). The Key to Keywords. Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/key-keywords-6-<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Conclusion<br />Powerful keywords create an effective query<br />Use a thesaurus <br />Operators help to focus your search<br />Common Sense Media. (2011). The Key to Keywords. Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/key-keywords-6-<br />10<br />

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