Internet Searches

Searching on the Internet

  • Search skills need to be taught – and should be age appropriate
  • Google is not the only search engine
  • Teach students how to create search strings using readers, journals, online articles
  • Guide students through searches to show them how order, search terms and operands change the results
  • Teach students to look for sponsored links, advertising, etc
  • Look at triangulating search results
  • Look at databases – DigiStore, EPIC resources, Maxx timetables, TV channel listings, etc
  • Use the Wikipedia as a starting point not an ending point – show older students how easy it is to edit a page
  • Don’t rely on your school filters to block out inappropriate material

Search resources

Alternative search ideas