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W6_ Accessing & Assessing Information(f)

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EME2040 Introduction to Educational Technology Week 6 Accessing & Assessing Information
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Today’s Agenda Blog journal reflection & Twitter time (15mins) Skill Check # 3: Inspiration (20mins) Discussion of chapter and podcast (15mins) Acces s information via the Web Understanding of differences among web browsers
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Blog Journal Reflection Log into your Wordpress account Leave two comments on classmate’s blog post 4
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Skill Checks ( Inspiration 20 mins) Get Started
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Discussion Chapter 3: Information Retrieval Podcast: Evaluating Internet Resources Thoughts, comments, reflections?
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Goals of today’s class Search Google effectively and precisely Know when to use other search engines and web directories
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Why Google? Biggest web search engine database 25 or more billion pages Results often include what you want Features, shortcuts, special databases & services
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Google search basic tips Choosing search terms Choosing the right search terms is the key to finding the information you need Start with the obvious Use multiple search terms if needed You might also ask yourself if your search terms are “sufficiently specific” .
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Google search basic tips Capitalization Google searches are NOT case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be understood as lower case. For example, searches for abraham lincoln , Abraham Lincoln , and AbRaHaM lInColN will all return the same results
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Google search basic tips Automatic “And” By default, Google only returns pages that include all of your search terms. There is no need to include "and" between terms Keep in mind that the order in which the terms are typed will affect the search results. To restrict a search further, just include more terms
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