Searching the Net. Presentation. Guidelines for Students. Student User and Agreement/Parent Permission Form Practical Application (Browser Use Page) Web Site Evaluation Guides Internet Driver’s License. Selecting Quality Sources. How to make a good choice :. Check the domain of the server
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How to make a good choice:
guess about the website
If you end up at a place that you do not belong, hit the BACK button, or the HOME button. If all else fails, turn the monitor off.
Bookmarking:In Netscape, click on “Bookmarks”, then click on “Add”
Favorites:In Internet Explorer to keep a site, you click on “Favorites”, then click on “Add”.
All computers face towards the room, not the wall. Never have computer screens facing where you can not see them at all times!
Use a HELP cup rather than a raised hand. It is less disruptive and allows other students to respond.
Earphones cut down the noise, yet allow students to take advantage of the sounds.
Internet Log Sheets: students are held accountable for each site they visit.
Two people per computer
Have students be responsible for time
(as much as possible depending upon age)
Post rotation schedule
Name and Number student’s floppy disks
Blocking will not allow accesses based on vocabulary.
Filtering is based on coding by ranked categories.
Monitoring keeps track of websites visited, but does not block them.
“I know it’s here someplace. I just can’t find it.”
~Catalogue of sites collected and organized by humans
~Called “trees” because they start with main categories and branch out to other subcategories, subtopics and topics
~Subject guides tend to be smaller than those of general search engines, so results tend to be smaller as well. However, subject guides can lead to producing more relevant results!
~Better for a general subject than a specific piece of information.
Sources: Mike Menchaka, California State University Sacramento, 1999
Debbie Flannigan, http://home.sprintmail.com/~debflanagan/main.html
Search engines rely on computer programs
called spiders or robots to search the web.The size of the database, the frequency of the updating and the search capabilities will influence the results.
Natural language search engines allow sentences and phrases rather than key words and Boolean search strategies.
Searches for documents that have both words in it. Searching for human AND body finds pages where both human and body occur somewhere in that page.
Searches for documents that have either word in it. Searching for human OR body finds pages where either human or body occurs somewhere in the page.
The parentheses determine how And's and Or's are treated. Words within parentheses are considered a unit, and are considered first. Searching for anatomy OR (human AND body) finds pages where either anatomy or human and body occur somewhere on the page.
Words or phrases within quotation marks are treated as a unit and searched for literally. This is especially helpful when the search term you are interested in contains the words "and" or "or."
Searching for "rock and roll" finds pages where the string of words rock and roll occurs somewhere on the page.
The asterisk functions as a wildcard symbol in searches. It designates any string of text that could stand in for the asterisk.
Searching for cook* will find pages
containing the words cooking, cooked, and
Variations on the basic Boolean operators are also supported by many library
databases and Internet search engines. Known as proximity operators,
ADJACENT, WITH, NEAR, and FOLLOWED BY. ADJACENT and WITH require that the words appear next to each other, NEAR requires that the search terms appear in close proximity and FOLLOWED BY requires that one term follow another.
Software programs that will allow you to save websites as files to a floppy. This is good if you don’t have Internet access or want to monitor the access.
Filtered search engine
Library of Congress Online Catalogue
Burlington County Library’s Guide to
Be clear in your objective! Have a reason and a focus. Keep everyone on that track throughout the lesson.
Don’t print off of the Internet. Use a word document that you can cut and paste onto.
You need to clean the cache after each class or they will be using the cache information.
Each time a new site is visited, it must be documented.
SCORE:Schools of CA. Online Resources for Education
California Technology Assistance Program
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
California Learning Interchange
Presented by Cathie Conforti
CUE Conference November, 2000