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Using Keywords

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Title:

Using Keywords

URL:

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Common Sense Education
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

Students understand that keyword searching is an effective way to locate information on the Internet. They learn how to select keywords to produce the best search results. First, students learn to identify their research goals and choose the best keywords to achieve those goals. Then they apply their knowledge by using their keywords in a search. Students examine their search results and observe how a good choice of keywords can get them the information they want.

Throughout the lesson, students will be able to ...

• understand the function of keywords and keyword searches.

• learn a step-by-step procedure for selecting suitable keywords.

• apply their chosen keywords to find the information they are looking for on the Internet.

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
12) Identify keywords in a search and discuss how they may be used to gather information.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will identify key words of a topic.
  • will use key words in a search engine to gather only information about a topic.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • keywords
  • search engine
  • +
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • key words direct the search engine to the topic you want to search.
  • key words and a + sign tell a search engine to look for both words in one place.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify the key words needed in a search to produce the information they are seeking.
  • use the + symbol between words to tell the search engine that they want both words to be in the search results.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a search engine searches only for the words which you typed.
  • a search engine may only produce information for one of your words unless you put a + sign between them.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will determine the right key words to use in a search about a topic.
  • will use the plus (+) sign in searches so that all my words are searched or the minus (-) sign to exclude words from my search.
  • will use quotation marks around words or a phrase so that that exact set of words is searched.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • search engine
  • quotation marks
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a search engine searches exactly what you type.
  • a search engine may only produce search results for one or some of your keywords.
  • using a plus (+) sign between words tells the search engine to search for all of the words and using a minus (-) sign before a word will exclude that word from your search.
  • putting quotation marks around a set of words or a phrase tells the search engine to keep those words together in a search.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • state important key words that pertain to a topic
  • use the plus (+) sign to tell the search engine to search for both words in a resource and use a minus (-) sign before a word to remove it from your search.
  • use quotation marks around a phrase to communicate to the search engine that they want that phrase to be found with the words in that order.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • search engines have to be told exactly what to search.
  • a search engine will search each word separately unless it is told it to search for a phrase or multiple words or to exclude words.
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