Commoncraft - Web Search Strategies

Show video on commoncraft website or same video on youtube

Trusting a Source (fact or opinion)

Provide various websites on an event or product some factual and some opinion based. Have students use http://www.awesomehighlighter.com to highlight parts of the web pages that show fact or opinion. This can then be fed back in a variety of ways and prompt discussion
[Can be used well in group or pair work]

Trusting a Source (bias)

Show students a website with biased or unbiased view on a product or an event. Use http://www.amap.org.uk/ to have students contribute to why they think the source should be trusted or not and why

Are We Addicted to the Internet?

Show students this infographic http://www.flowtown.com/blog/are-we-addicted-to-the-internet?display=wide and relate to the significance of the Interent in peoples' lives. Can prompt discussion in many ways

History of the Internet

Show students this infographic http://www.onlinemba.com/blog/internet-history/ and point out how use of the Internet has possibly changed relative to points given here (e.g. 1995 saw birth of ebay - Massive factor in growth of e-commerce)

Is It All About Google?

Have students try alternative visual search engines http://www.spezify.com/ and http://taggalaxy.com/ then prompt discussions as to when use of such search engines are more appropriate/useful

Searching and selecting bingo cards

Key terminology of searching on the Internet in a starter activity of