Helping Students Search the Web: Navigating through the web using effective search techniques Joy Walton EDIM 510: Online ...
What is a Search Engine? <ul><li>A tool that compiles information from the World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>Helps us to na...
What do your search results tell you? 4.  The title of the webpage 5.  A description or a part of the webpage 6.  The webs...
Selecting Search Terms <ul><li>To find what you need be as  specific  as possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Search fo...
What if You Can’t Find  What You Need? <ul><li>Don’t give up!  </li></ul><ul><li>Modify  your search results </li></ul><ul...
Be a Smart Searcher <ul><li>Use  “ ”  around your terms to search for an exact phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Use  ~  to search ...
Be a Smart Searcher <ul><li>Use  …  to search for a numerical range </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example:  Clothing 1920…1929 </l...
Advanced Searching What happens when you click +show options
Advanced Searching <ul><li>Use  +Show option  to narrow your search results by type or by time </li></ul><ul><li>Here we n...
Is What You Found Accurate? <ul><li>The Web contains information that is not always accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Think about...
Sources Used: <ul><li>Google for Educators . Google Web Search - Classroom Lessons and Resources. Retrieved November 18, 2...
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  1. 1. Helping Students Search the Web: Navigating through the web using effective search techniques Joy Walton EDIM 510: Online Presentation Assignment
  2. 2. What is a Search Engine? <ul><li>A tool that compiles information from the World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>Helps us to navigate the many resources on the Web to find what we need </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do your search results tell you? 4. The title of the webpage 5. A description or a part of the webpage 6. The website’s address (URL) 1. Your search terms 2. The amount of results your terms produced 3. Advertisements
  4. 4. Selecting Search Terms <ul><li>To find what you need be as specific as possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Search for Dogwood Tree instead of Tree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Imagine what words would appear on the website you are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>Think of descriptive words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Italian Meatball Recipe instead of Meatball Recipe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use as few words as possible </li></ul>
  5. 5. What if You Can’t Find What You Need? <ul><li>Don’t give up! </li></ul><ul><li>Modify your search results </li></ul><ul><li>Think of terms that may be specialized to what you are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>Think about how someone else would describe what you are looking for </li></ul>
  6. 6. Be a Smart Searcher <ul><li>Use “ ” around your terms to search for an exact phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Use ~ to search for synonyms or when you don’t know exactly what you are looking for is called </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: ~car washer fluid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use – to exclude words from your search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Bears –sports instead of bears if you are looking for information about the animal </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Be a Smart Searcher <ul><li>Use … to search for a numerical range </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Clothing 1920…1929 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use OR to search for multiple terms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Spicy OR hot chili recipe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use zip codes to search for things in specific places </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Chinese restaurant 23005 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Advanced Searching What happens when you click +show options
  9. 9. Advanced Searching <ul><li>Use +Show option to narrow your search results by type or by time </li></ul><ul><li>Here we narrowed our search results to look for news articles about Barack Obama from the past 24 hours </li></ul>
  10. 10. Is What You Found Accurate? <ul><li>The Web contains information that is not always accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Think about why there may be differences in the webpages you find </li></ul><ul><li>Find multiple answers to your questions to check the sources you discover </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the purpose of the webpage and search for information about the authors </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sources Used: <ul><li>Google for Educators . Google Web Search - Classroom Lessons and Resources. Retrieved November 18, 2009, from http:// www.google.com/educators/p_websearch.html </li></ul><ul><li>LeFever, L. & LeFever, S. Web Search Strategies in Plain English. Common Craft. Retrieved November 18, 2009, from http:// commoncraft.com /search   </li></ul>

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