Monday, October 22, 2012

Web Search Strategies

This video introduces the best ways to use search engines to find information on the Web. It uses real-world examples that illustrate ways to reduce useless results and includes:
  • How search engines work
  • Picking the right key words
  • Using quotes and the minus sign
  • Combinations of strategies
Click here to view video . . .

1) Be specific. 
2) Know basic shortcuts - for words that appear together, like a phrase or a quote, put quotes around the words. 
3) For words with multiple meanings - place a hyphen or minus sign just before the word you want to exclude. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Cyber Safety for Kids - PowerPoints

Goal . . .
     You will be reviewing:
  • PowerPoint 
  • Word processing tools
  • How to work with images, sound files & video from the web

What does a third grader need to know about being safe online? 

Your job is to create an engaging PowerPoint to share with a 3rd grade audience. 

  • Keep it uncluttered, don't make them dizzy
  • Use small amounts of text, not long paragraphs 
  • Use video, photos images from the web - Google wisely! 
  • Be creative . . . what is the best way to connect with your audience?
  • 6 slides minimum.... You may do more. 
  • You may work with a partner.