Effective Search Strategies

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Effective Search Strategies

  1. 1. 7 th Grade Digital Literacy Content adapted from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  2. 2. <ul><li>How effectively can you find information on the Web? Take this challenge and find out… </li></ul>Click this link to begin Content adapted from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  3. 3. <ul><li>Look in the right place </li></ul><ul><li>Use the right keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Learning to search effectively takes time. </li></ul><ul><li>With practice, however, you can become an expert searcher! </li></ul>Content adapted from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  4. 4. <ul><li>Enter the words you think will be in the documents you seek. </li></ul><ul><li>The search engine finds the webpages in its index that exactly match your words. </li></ul><ul><li>Review the search results to see if your words found the information you hoped for. </li></ul><ul><li>If your search words didn't match, you revise your words and try again. </li></ul>Content adapted from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  5. 5. <ul><li>Four categories of words make up most search tasks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keywords that are effective “as is” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intermediate words that represent important ideas but probably aren’t effective “as is” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Words that have little effect on the outcome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stop Words that are ignored by a Search Engine </li></ul></ul>Content adapted from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  6. 6. Content adapted from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Click this link to begin
  7. 7. <ul><li>A hypo nym is a word that describes things more specifically. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keywords that are hypo nyms will retrieve fewer and more precise results. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hyper nyms are words that refer to broad categories or general concepts. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keywords that are hyper nyms will more and less precise results. </li></ul></ul></ul>Content adapted from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  8. 8. Content adapted from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Click this link to begin

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