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7th Grade Digital Literacy

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How effectively can you find information on the Web? Take this challenge and find out‌

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Look in the right place ` Use the right keywords ` Learning to search effectively takes time. ` With practice, however, you can become an expert searcher! `

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•Enter the words you think will be in the documents you seek. •The search engine finds the webpages in its index that exactly match your words. •Review the search results to see if your words found the information you hoped for. •If your search words didn't match, you revise your words and try again.

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Four categories of words make up most search tasks:

◦ Keywords that are effective “as is” ◦ Intermediate words that represent important ideas but probably aren’t effective “as is” ◦ Words that have little effect on the outcome ◦ Stop Words that are ignored by a Search Engine

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NoodleTools can help you match the right search tool to your needs:

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Ask.com – Suggests keywords that can help expand/narrow your search Quintura for Kids – Visual search engine that displays results as tag clouds Wolfram Alpha – Computational Search Engine Delicious – Search for and subscribe to tags Creative Commons Search – Locate photos, music, text, books, and more that you can use under CC licensing Content adapted from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Patrick Woessner

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