Blogger Mary Beth Hertz embeds lessons in information literacy using internet research projects.
This lesson introduces the students to the first steps in finding information on the Internet. Specifically, this lesson helps students understand the basic good practices of searching for something on the Internet.
In this lesson, students apply their searching and critical thinking skills to learn how to find legitimate online sources for downloading and streaming movies, music and videos.
This four-lesson unit on search skills and critical thinking teaches students how to target and specify their online searches to avoid unwanted results, how to judge whether a link, search result or website is legitimate or phony, and how to find legitimate sources online for media works such as music, videos and movies.
In this lesson students learn how to authenticate online information by comparing “facts” from the website www.allaboutexplorers.com with more authoritative sources.
In this lesson students learn how to create well-defined search strings and to use tools and techniques such as bookmarking, browser filters and search engine preferences to avoid unwanted material.
Internet search sites can search enormous databases of Web pages, using titles, keywords or text. You can maximize the potential of search engines by learning how they work, and how to use them quickl
In this internet searches lesson plan for grades 3-8, students practice identifying keywords that result in relevant information for internet searches.
Are you unfamiliar with the Internet? If you want to know how to search the Internet, then you have to find the right search engine, type in your search as accurately as possible, and browse through...
This lesson is designed to help students effectively find information on the Internet using the basic features of a kid-friendly search engine. They learn how to use keywords to conduct an effective Internet search and how to refine a keyword search to yield more relevant results. They also learn how to scan search results to identify the best sites for the desired information. After a guided sample search and several structured search tasks, students apply the search strategies presented in the lesson to research a topic for an expository or persuasive essay.