The Internet and effective Internet searching Year 4

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1. The 4 NETS

1.1. Net 1: Start Narrow- Be as precise as you can when searching

1.2. Net 2: Find Exact Phrases- Use quotes to locate a specific phrase

1.3. Net 3: Trim Back the URL

1.4. Net 4: Look for Similar Pages

2. How to research and filter information

2.1. Search: Start with some general key words.

2.2. Delve: Look beyond the first few results.

2.3. Source: Look at the actual URL address to see where you’re going before you click on a search engine result.

2.4. Validity: Ensure students understand that you cannot believe everything you read.

2.5. Purpose: Be wary of websites that are cluttered with advertisements or might be trying to sell you something.

2.6. Background: When reading articles, try to look for the author’s name and when the article was written.

2.7. Teach: Integrate the teaching of these skills into everything you do.

2.8. Justify: When you’re modelling your research, go to some weak websites and ask students to justify whether they think the site would be useful and reliable.

2.9. Path: Students might like to start their search with some sites they know or have used before rather than randomly googling.

2.10. Cite: Give students lots of practice of writing information in their own words, and show them how to use quotation marks and cite sources

3. References:

3.1. Computer Internet Clipart - ClipartXtras

3.2. Welcome to the Web

3.3. Four Nets for Better Searching

3.4. Ten Tips for Teaching Students how to Research and Filter Information

3.5. Best Search Engines for Kids in 2017 - Online Safety Site

4. Search links for kids!

4.1. KidRex: http://www.kidrex.org/

4.2. Kiddle:Kiddle - visual search engine for kids, powered by Google

4.3. Kid search:Kids Search - Safe Search Engine

4.4. Kids link: KidsClick! Web Search