1. Topic-
Internet Research Strategies
2. Content-
search engines
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Increase general knowledge of different ways of implementing research.
2. Increase skills of using the Internet for research purposes.
4. Objectives-
1.consider and discuss the nature of the Internet comparing it with more traditional ways
2.explore and practice efficient ways to search on the Internet

5. Materials and Aids-
computers with Internet access.
Chart paper
colored markers
LCD projector
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Conduct a class discussion about research and the Internet Use the following focus questions:

Where do you go to find information for a research report?

How does the Internet differ from other sources of information?

What is your favorite place to find information and why?

Explain to students that for the next few days, they will be learning more effective ways to do research using the Internet

B. Development-

Guide the class in creating a Venn diagram to compare the Internet with more traditional information sources making lists of similarities and differences between various types of research materials. Write students' responses in the Venn Diagram on computer display the interactive Venn Diagram tool using projector. While teacher displays words on screen, students will also create Venn diagram on computers.

C. Practice-

Explain to students that they will be viewing a presentation that will walk them through the process of researching on the Internet, and that this presentation is meant to serve as a jumping off point for their own research on an assigned topic. Remind them to have their topic in mind as they view the presentation.
Pass out copies of the Wading Through the Web Student Handout. We will complete the associated activities on the handout together. These slides introduce different types of search engines and demonstrate how to search "smarter" on the Internet Make sure students understand how to move through the presentation and navigate to the linked websites. Circulate and monitor to be sure students are staying on task and completing the handout as they go along.

Discuss the answers together.


D. Independent Practice-

When students have completed the presentation and handout, tell them to use the remaining time to begin independent research on their assigned topic. Remind them that they will need to record citation information for their bibliographies, and instruct them to use the Internet Citation Organizer for this purpose.


E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

This activity will be done together. The students that more difficulty will be given extra assistance.

F. Checking for understanding-

The teacher will observe the progress of each student as they are completing the tasks. To make sure for understanding.

G. Closure-

After all students have finished their independent research, quickly share and review what they have learned about effective Internet research.
7. Evaluation-
1. teacher observation
2. student demonstration

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