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Searching Strategies

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Title:

Searching Strategies

URL:

https://www.remc.org/21Things4Students/21/9-search-strategies/

Content Source:

Other
REMC Association of Michigan
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

Welcome to Search Strategies! If you are like most people, it is very easy to get lost and spend hours trying to find the correct answer to your question while on the Internet. Never fear, because you are going to learn the best sites for doing your research and you will never again spend hours lost in the huge spiderweb of the Internet.  


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

When you have completed this activity you will:‚Äč

  1. know how to search for and evaluate information [Knowledge Constructor]

  2. know the best tools for doing research [Knowledge Constructor]

  3. know how to search safely [Knowledge Constructor]

  4. be able to properly cite resources [Knowledge Constructor]

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • locate information from digital sources to answer research questions.
  • curate information to present or share with others.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • curate
  • keyword
  • search engine
  • database
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • information to research questions can be obtained from digital sources.
  • resources to organize information.
  • resources to present or share with others.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • create a list of keywords or phrases to enter into a search engine and/or database such as Alabama Virtual Library.
  • use advanced search techniques to search by file type, dates, and specific domains.
  • organize information.
  • share information by creating a digital resource.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • information can be located from a digital source to answer research questions.
  • information can be organzied and shared by creating a digital resource.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
19) Conduct advanced keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • conduct advanced keyword searches.
  • produce valid, appropriate search results.
  • evaluate search results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • keyword
  • search
  • valid
  • true
  • accuracy/accurate
  • relevance/relevant
  • site/domain
  • file type
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to conduct advanced keyword searches.
  • how to evaluate the accuracy of information.
  • that not all information online is valid or true.
  • different sites or domains publish for different audiences.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • conduct advanced keyword searches using domain type such as '.edu', '.com', '.org', '.gov', file types, usage rights.
  • explain how they know information located online is valid or true.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • using advanced keywords while searching will deliver better results.
  • not all information online is valid or true.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 6
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • locate and curate information from digital sources to answer given research questions.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • curate
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to find valid sources to answer a given research topic.
  • how to cite sources.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • locate valid digital resources to answer given research questions.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a great deal of information is available, so it is important to validate the information and to cite the source of the information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 7
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • locate information from digital sources to answer given research questions.
  • curate information from digital sources to answer given research questions.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • curate
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to find valid sources and cite those sources to answer a given research topic.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • locate valid digital resources to answer given research questions.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a great deal of information is available.
  • it is important to validate the information and to cite the source of the information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • locate and curate information from digital sources to answer given research questions.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • curate
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to find valid sources to answer a given research topic.
  • cite sources.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • locate valid digital resources to answer given research questions.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a great deal of information is available.
  • it is important to validate information and to cite the source of information.
Tags: attribution, citation, cite, search, search techniques
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