Lesson: 03 Web Search Part 2

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Introduction:

  • Learn to construct an effective search query.
  • Brainstorm search strategies and plan before searching.

Objectives:

  • Learn to construct an effective search query.
  • Brainstorm search strategies and plan before searching.

Materials:

 

 


Activities:

 

1. Review Appendix 9, Basic Search and Search Query construction Strategies with your class.

2. Launch into a brainstorming activity to construct a search query to look for the following “What is the little dangling thing in the back of your throat called ?".

 

  • Divide your students up into groups of 4 - 6.
  • Briefly go over Appendix 10, Brainstorming Rules, if needed.
  • Ask the groups to brainstorm possible query ideas, and write them out on paper.
  • Ask the students to form a pair, and pick 6 queries they find most relevant.
  • Ask them to input each of these queries in a computer and analyze their results.
  • Re-group and have some of the students summarize the results with the class.

Homework:


Assessment Questions:

  • Do students understand how to construct effective search queries?
  • Are they considering the search query before the enter it in the search engine?
  • Were the students brainstorming effectively?

Connections to Standards:


Teacher Notes:

You may want to review the Appendix 9, Basic Web Search strategies to familiarize yourself with construction of search queries before the lesson.


Time needed to teach:

1 Session


Tags:

Web search



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