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21 st Century Tools and Building Web Literacy. Presented by: Mark A. DeBenedictis Bergen County ETTC Bergen County Special Services mardeb@bergen.org. Web Search Strategies in Plain English. A short video designed to help you get more from your web searches. ABC’s of Web Evaluation.

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21 st century tools and building web literacy
21st Century Tools andBuilding Web Literacy

Presented by:

Mark A. DeBenedictis

Bergen County ETTC

Bergen County Special Services


web search strategies in plain english
Web Search Strategies in Plain English

A short video designed to help you get more from your web searches.

abc s of web evaluation
ABC’s of Web Evaluation

If you are going to use the web for research,

don't be duped by what you find out there.

  • Authority
  • Accuracy
  • Bias
  • Currency
  • Coverage
authority finding the author s credentials
AuthorityFinding the Author’s Credentials
  • The author is well-known and well-regarded in his/her field of study
  • Is the author:
  • Recommended
  • Trusted
  • Affiliated with reputable institutions
determine the accuracy of the information
Determine the Accuracyof the Information
  • Verify the background and/or factual information
  • Check for properly cited resources or peer reviews
  • Evaluate the methodology or data collection
analyze web page bias
Analyze Web Page Bias
  • Tries to sell/persuade
  • Documents with references
  • Presents multiple perspectives
look for current data
Look for Current Data
  • When was the data gathered?
  • What dates are covered by the data?
  • When was the document last updated?
determine the level of coverage
Determine the Level of Coverage

Coverage is the sum total of all the other criteria

  • Authority
  • Accuracy
  • Bias
  • Currency
www easywhois com

Find the owner or publisher of a website here.

Find the owner of this site: www.martinlutherking.org

who is linked to your website
Who is linked to your website?

Do a link: command search

a website s history
A Website’s History

Use the Way Back Machine at www.web.archive.org

A Web crawler is a computer program that browses the World Wide Web in a methodical, automated manner or in an orderly fashion.

let s validate
Let’s Validate!
  • California 's Velcro Crop under Challenge
  • Dihydrogen Monoxide
  • Dog Island Free Forever
  • Feline reactions to bearded men 
  • Martin Luther King
  • The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
  • Victorian Robots
major search engines wikipedia for list of search engines
Major Search Engines (Wikipedia for list of search engines)
  • Google
  • Bing
  • Yahoo! Search
  • Ask.com

“Kidcentric” Search

  • NoodleTools (NoodleQuest)
what is a blog
What is a blog?

Blog is short for weblog –

it is literally a log of the Web.

The November Learning Blog

Kinderplans Blog

The Connected Classroom

quotation marks and search
Quotation Marks and Search

Use “quotation marks” to ensure your keywords appear in your search results in the order you have specified.

Example: red fish vs “red fish”

47,500,000 results 613,000 results

url is an acronym for
URL is an acronym for…

Uniform Resource Locator

The URL is the address of a resource, or file, available on the Internet.

boolean search operators and or not
Boolean Search Operators AND, OR, NOT

ANDnarrows a search by combining terms

Example: Portland AND Oregon

OR broadens a search to include results that contain either of the words you type

Example: liberal OR democrat

NOT will narrow a search by excluding search terms

Example: Oregon NOT travel

using extensions and codes
Using Extensions and Codes

A list of websites of all the academic institutions in South Africa

Google search, type in ac.za, search

For a full list of country codes: http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/text /web_country_codes.html

specific searching using codes
Specific Searching using Codes

How would you conduct a search for the following: US higher education Web sites that contain the word turtle.

Search for: edu + turtle


Scavenger Hunt

This Internet scavenger hunt provides an additional opportunity to practice your new Web search skills


wordle net tagzedo com

43 Ways to Use Wordle!

poll everywhere
Poll Everywhere


Youtube - www.youtube.comTeachertube – www.TeacherTube.comTestTube– www.test-tube.org.ukSchoolTube - www.schooltube.com/
blogger www blogger com

http://www.atsitesforyou.blogspot.com /

thank you now let s play
Thank Younow let’s play


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