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Lesson 5
Get Started - Becoming Informed

Using Google Effectively

Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Initiate more effective uses of Google as a research tool

Overview/Purpose:

This lesson provides students with tools and strategies to use Google effectively in their research.

Guiding Questions:

• How can I make my Google search more effective?

Recommended Time:

45 – 120 minutes * Depending on how sophisticated your students’ use of Google already is and the time you have available, you can break this lesson up in a number of ways. You may go over all the tips in one class or break them up as you see fit.

Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.3
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.7
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.8

 

Materials:

Expanding Your Google Search Handout

 

Technology Required:

Computers with Internet access.

 

Lesson Design:

  • Distribute and go over Expanding Google Search handout.
  • Consider modeling how using these changes impacts a Google search.
  • Students continue researching their selected issues, using the tips from the handout to refine their searches.