Teaching students how to effectively search the internet is critical for helping them learn how to find accurate and relevant information and aids in developing information literacy. Students need to learn to draw upon their Background Knowledge to frame a good research question, generate associated Vocabulary, and create a search string that can provide relevant information. This task can be heavy on students' Working Memory, so explicit teaching of search skills such as utilizing quotation marks, asterisks, and connecting words can help alleviate that load.
Watch how this teacher and researcher highlights different ways to target search results. Using search operators like "site:.edu" or "-fruit" to hone in on desired results, students can more easily surface the information they need from relevant sources.
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