Search Engines and Directories

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Multimedia Details Title: Search Engines and Directories
Creator: Dr. Averil Loague
Submitted By: Averil Loague, ,

Alabama State University


Search Engines and Directories is an introduction to Internet search engines and directories. The podcast explains how they work and provides examples of each. Basic Internet skills are also discussed. It may be used as an introduction to search skills or used as a review.

Length: 05:41
Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan: Search Engines and Directories
Content Areas: Technology Education, Professional Development
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
TC2 (3-5)
8. Collect information from a variety of digital sources.
Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries
  • Using technology tools to organize information
  • Demonstrating efficient Internet search strategies
  • Example: keyword search
  • Evaluating electronic resources for reliability based on publication date, bias, accuracy, and source credibility
  • 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

    National/Other Standards:


    2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
    Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NET·S
    a. Teachers design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.

    3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
    d. communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital-age media and formats.
    f. model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning.

    3. Research and Information Fluency  
    Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.