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Internet Searching - Grades 6-8



Discussion Questions

  1. Name some sources where you can find or get information on a topic.
  2. What is a search engine?
  3. Name a search engine and tell what makes it special or why you might want to use it.
  4. What should you do if you come across something inappropriate on the internet?
  5. What is plagiarism?
  6. Why should you document or cite your sources?

Additional Video Tutorials and Downloads


Google's Advanced Search - Refine and narrow your search results, click here to see what Google's Advanced Search can do for you.

Documenting Sources - When researching is important to document where you found your online resources in case you need to return to the site for more information and to give credit to the author or publisher of the information. To see how to informally document your online resources, click here.

Evaluating Internet Sources - Since anyone can post to the web, it is important to be able to evaluate internet sources for accuracy. Click here to see a short tutorial on evaluating internet sources.

Search Engines to Try
Boolify - searches only kid-friendly sites and helps students to refine their searches
Sweet Search - search engine for students, searches 35,000 trusted sited
InstaGrok - searches only educational sites, presents information in an interactive visually dynamic concept map
Oolone - relatively new search engine that presents results in a more visual way

Copyright Free Image Sites
Classroom Clipart
Imagebase - free photographs
Pics4Learning
Public Domain Images

Copyright Free Music Sites
CCMixter
Jamendo
Incompetech
DanoSongs

For Further Inquiry

Common Sense Media
eTech
iKeepSafe
iLearn
KidsHealth
NetSmartz
WebWiseKids