Unit 6D Using the Internet to search large databases to interpret information Software: Internet Explorer & Microsoft Word Lesson 1 2 3 4 Objective Access an internet site using a favourites list. To print a To use search engine to find information. That information can be skimmed, sifted, To save and use pictures page from the internet. That the printed material is To search the internet and use ’and’. To selected and checked for bias. and text and import into a understood. understand the importance of choosing document for a key words to find information. presentation. Activity Pupils asked to brainstorm where they can access Before the lesson the websites below Before the lesson the Teacher needs to Teacher explains to the pupils information about habitats: non-fiction books, posters, need to be added to a Favourites folder. have copies of several daily newspapers they are going to present an internet and leaflets. Pupils told they are going to use the Using a PC connected to a projector or and add the following website addresses to article describing recent events in the news. Teacher accesses internet to access information about animals found in Smartboard the Teacher presents three a Favourites folder: the Newsround website using different habitats. Teacher accesses the website different search engines appropriate for www.news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/default.stm the bookmarked URL in the www.naturegrid.org.uk then models how to add the children: www.google.co.uk, and Favourites folder. Next the following web pages to a favourites list: www.yahooligans.com/ and www.onlinenewspapers.com/england.htm Teacher chooses ‘UK’ from the www.naturegrid.org.uk/grassland/index.html www.ajkids.com (Ask Jeeves for Kids) Using the newspapers the pupils identify menu bar and accesses the www.naturegrid.org.uk/woodland_gallery.html Teacher explains how each of the search the main headlines and see if the same article, ‘More school children www.naturegrid.org.uk/pondexplorer/key.html engines varies in their organisation. stories appear on all of the various march against war.’ Teacher Next the Teacher demonstrates how to locate a web Keywords can be entered into ‘google’ newspapers. The pupils choose one story points out how additional information can be accessed page describing an animal living in one of the above and ‘yahooligans’ to search for specific then skim read it to identify its facts and using the hyperlinks: ‘More habitats, prints a copy and identifies the key information. information. Additionally ‘yahooligans’ opinions. Using the Newsround website the info.’ and ‘Past stories.’ After Pupils are then provided with a card with the name of an contains a category index, which can be Teacher examines if the same story reading the article pupils animal that lives in one of the above habitats. After browsed. ‘Ajkids’ allows a question to be appears, and using the hyperlinks suggest who, what, where, adding the above web pages into their favourites folder, asked and presents a list of matched accesses additional information. Again the when and why the article is they locate the appropriate animal description, print a questions. pupils skim read the text and identify the about. Next the Teacher copy and use a highlighting pen to underline its key Using ‘yahooligans’ the Teacher facts and opinions. Pupils are asked if the demonstrates how to ‘copy’ information. demonstrates a search using the information or opinions differ, and which and ‘save picture as’ images and text then paste/insert them Extension: Pupils print a Web Topic Trail and use the keyword ‘habitats’, then ‘grassland’ and form of media presents the information in a from the internet into a Word above web pages to locate specific information. finally ‘habitats and grassland’. For each clearer and appealing way and why? document. Additionally the of the three searches the pupils identify Teacher demonstrates how to access a Teacher models how to the number of hits found. Teacher local newspaper using the Online present the completed emphasizes the more keywords entered newspapers website and revisits how to document in two columns, with into the search the more specific and bookmark into a favourites folder. The paragraphs. Teacher shows a relevant the hits. pupils access and bookmark the completed article incorporating Using either ‘google’ or ‘yahooligans’ the Newsround website and choose a story images and text from the Newsround website. pupils carry out three searches using the from either the UK or Worldwide links. Pupils log onto the Newsround keywords: Using the hyperlinks: ‘More info’, ‘Past website and skim read the links ‘Victorians’, ‘schools’ and ‘Victorian stories’ and ‘Web links’ the pupils skim related to the article ‘More schools’. The pupils record the number of read the information and record its main school children march against hits found for each search. Using the hits facts and opinions. war’ and create a short article the pupils skim read the information and Pupils are asked to feedback which story in Word including images record five facts about Victorian schools they chose, what they found out and which pasted from the internet. along with the website address where it hyperlinks they found useful. Chosen articles can be shared with others using a projector. was identified. Extension: Pupils try to correlate the facts by identifying the same fact in a different website. Learning Use a favourites list to find information. Use a search engine to find information. Use hyperlinks to find information on the Copy and paste from the outcome Add to their knowledge and understanding of the subject Skim and select information and check internet. internet into a word researched. for bias. processing program. Print pages from the internet. Lesson 5 6 Objective To use a search engine to find information. Use searches to locate information and images. To Skim read to identify specific information. use Microsoft PowerPoint to present information. Cut and paste text. Look at information from several websites to check it’s accurate. Activity Teacher explains they are going to use Teacher explains to the pupils they are going the internet to match inventors and inventions to create a piece of factual writing from the Victorian era. Teacher opens a Word informing the other pupils about a hobby document showing a table of seventeen or club they are involved in. Teacher displays a Victorian inventors and inventions. Next the PowerPoint on sports cars that includes images Teacher opens the search engine ‘google’ and and information, gained from searches using the searches for ‘Humphrey Davey’. After choosing internet and a final slide showing addresses of all a website the pupils skim read the text to the websites where information had been sourced. identify what he invented. The Teacher reverts Next the Teacher adds a new slide to the to the Word document and cut and pastes presentation prior to opening the internet and ‘miners lamp’ next to ‘Humphrey Davey’. A accessing ‘www.google.co.uk’ to search for ‘Aston pupil is invited to the smartboard to search for Martin’. After choosing an appropriate website the ‘Robert Peel’ and then cut and paste his Teacher revisits how to copy and paste an image invention next to his name. Pupils and text into PowerPoint and adds the web choose to use the search engines ‘google’ or address to the list of web sources before modeling ‘yahooligans’. Pupils save and print a copy of how to add additional effects to the PowerPoint their completed table. slide. Pupils give feedback based on the Extension: pupils use the image facility from presentation. Was it interesting? Was it appropriate the ‘google’ search engine to search for images for the audience? Could its organization have been of each invention and then copy and paste five improved etc. inventions. Pupils are asked to think about their hobbies or a club they are involved in and to produce a 4 slide PowerPoint describing it, including appropriate information and images from the internet using searches. When pupils have completed their presentation they ask another member of the class to give them feedback and then make any suitable changes. Pupils save their presentations to the network and present it to the rest of the class using a projector or Smartboard. Learning Use a search engine to search for information. Use searches to locate, understand and interpret outcome Skim and select information information. Use a range of sources to check validity. Present their ideas in a style that is appropriate to the audience.