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Avoiding Information overload using Boolean Logic in InfoTrac

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Kerry Moore, Gifted and Talented teacher

Kelly Jordan, Librarian


Ashland Elementary School, Lineville Elementary School, Clay County Board of Education/ Alabama Virtual Library


This podcast takes a practical approach to using Boolean Logic in an everyday context and in a specific application with InfoTrac Student Edition. It shows how to use the "and", "or" and "not" connectors to help narrow down searches to find exactly what you are looking for.

Length: 03:22

Content Areas: Technology Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

TC2 (6-8)
11. Use digital tools and strategies to locate, collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize information.
Examples: locating—Boolean searches, graphic organizers, spreadsheets, databases
collecting—probeware, graphing calculators
organizing—graphic organizers, spreadsheets
evaluating—reviewing publication dates, determining credibility
synthesizing—word processing software, concept-mapping software

AQTS_3.D.4: Technology [Ability to facilitate students' individual and collaborative use of technology, including classroom resources as well as distance and online learning opportunities when available and appropriate.]


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