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Lesson 7 Using the Internet


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Lesson 7 Using the Internet

  1. 1. Lesson 7 – Using the Internet I’m Wilf . I will tell you “ w hat I ’ m l ooking f or” in this unit. This means I want to know if you can do what I am looking for by the end! I’m Walt . I will tell you what we will be learning, after all: w e a re l earning t o…work well in Meldrum Academy!
  2. 2. Using the Internet <ul><li>Walt says: “In this lesson we will learn to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>use the internet to find information effectively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use web addresses that we know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use search engines and the advanced search facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use alternative keywords” </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Using the Internet <ul><li>Wilf says: “By the end of this lesson you should be able to say: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ I can… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>find relevant information quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use alternative keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use advanced search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use web addresses.’” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The internet is a quick and easy way to access lots of information, BUT… </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the websites you will find initially will have lots of irrelevant information in them, SO… </li></ul><ul><li>You need to think carefully about what you need to find out, BY: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading the investigation question / task carefully </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask yourself what you already know about this topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask yourself what are you being asked to find out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify relevant KEYWORDS which you can use in a search engine to narrow down the results </li></ul></ul>Using the Internet to Find Information
  5. 5. An Example of an Investigation Question <ul><ul><li>How does cold weather affect old people living north of the border? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss anything you already know about the ways in which old people are affected. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss which keywords might be useful for answering this question before going on to the next slides. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Keywords and alternatives <ul><li>FOR EXAMPLE: </li></ul><ul><li>Use inverted commas to search for a phrase e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>“ cold weather” “old people” </li></ul><ul><li>Use synonyms e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>elderly; pensioners; OAPs </li></ul><ul><li>Combine keywords e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>elderly Scotland “cold weather” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Where to Look <ul><li>The internet contains millions of pages of information </li></ul><ul><li>If you know what you want to find out but don’t know where to find it on the internet you might want to use your keywords in a search engine e.g. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Better Places to Look <ul><li>You might be more successful if you already know the actual address of a quality website e.g. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Website addresses are often found in the back of books on the subject </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can make up a website on any topic, so you can’t always tell which websites are useful or accurate. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Wikipedia is a really popular resource, but the pages can be written by anyone and are not always 100% correct! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tasks <ul><li>You are now going to try this out for yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions in your pupil booklet, starting with </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 18: Using Internet Search Engines and then </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 19: Advanced Internet Search </li></ul>