Searching with Google

The Year 5 and 6 classes are learning how to use Google to help them find the information they are looking for on the internet.

Google is a Search Engine.  A Search Engine is a program that collects and stores information from web pages all over the internet.  People use a Search Engine like Google to help them find information on the internet by typing in keywords related to their search.

We watched this video to see how Google collects web pages and how a Google search works…

 

It’s very easy to spend lots of time looking for information on the internet. Using the right keywords is very important in helping you find the information you want. This Commoncraft video explains ways you can use keywords to find make finding  your information easier…

Web Search Strategies in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

We have also been exploring Google Wonder Wheel.  Wonder Wheel is great for helping you find good keywords for your topic OR to give you ideas for different ways you could explore your topic…

 

What is something you have learned from watching these videos?

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