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Wading Through the Web: Teaching Internet Research Strategies
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 45-minute sessions|
- Published Comments
March 29, 2014
Will adapt this lesson to teaching my 10th graders who need strategies, but most of the info about metasearch engines is nearing ten years old. U.C Berkeley Library has a decent "caveat emptor" at their site: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/MetaSearch.html
As with anything, your mileage may vary.
February 27, 2013
Thank you for sharing this! Wonderful lesson!
November 02, 2012
With the common core standards, I was anxious to explore research with my students. The problem is that I do not feel confident with Internet resources. I found the PowerPoint useful even though many of the search engines were blocked by the school firewall. I will attempt some of the others listed in the comments.
October 19, 2012
Wonderful lesson! It was a big help, thanks for sahring!
October 19, 2012
Wonderful lesson! It was a big help, thanks for sharing!
February 27, 2012
Thanks so much!
September 14, 2011
.... too many firewalls in school
August 13, 2011
How can I download the handouts? I must have missed that link somewhere.
May 19, 2011
I checked the PowerPoint on the site and it worked just fine for me. If you could provide more info to us about your system, we might be able to solve your issue. My first suggestion is to make sure all of your plug-ins are up to date on your web browser. You can check that on our technical help page: http://www.readwritethink.org/util/help.html
Let me know if that helps.
May 09, 2011
The PowerPoint presentation will not open. Please fix!
February 28, 2011
Wonderful lesson! I have used it several times. It, however, does need to be updated by this point as some of the websites have been redone or cancelled by now. FYI - Clusty is now Yippy.com, Kartoo is no longer functioning - although I do show it from the picture posted on Wikipedia to show how different it was from the other search engines. I have not yet found a similar search engine to it though. Ansers.com performs much the same role as boost.com did. I have also added a few search engines to let the students see different ways of having their search presented to them. Some I demonstrate are search-cube.com, redz.com, exalead.fr, quintura.com, sortfix.com. spezify.com. A little reworking of the powerpoint and handouts should have you good to go.
April 20, 2010
I'm looking forward to using this lesson with my students it definitely appears to be well organized. I had difficulty with some of the later links (i.e. vivisimo.com is now, "clusty.com", "boost.com" doesn't work, nor does "kartoo.com"), nonetheless I've made some adjustments and am ready to go! Thanks for sharing!!
April 16, 2010
Thank you so much for creating this lesson. My fellow English teacher and I found this amazingly helpful, especially the Powerpoint presentation.
March 12, 2010
Wonderful lesson, and so helpful. Thank you!
January 13, 2010
Awesome lesson! Thanks for sharing!
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