SLO Project Name: NERIC
Course Companion for Search the WWW
Grade Level(s): 10-12
English Language Arts. Computer Literacy
Actual Learning Standards Referenced:
MST - Standard 2 - Information Systems
Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using
1. Information technology is used to retrieve,
process, and communicate information and as a tool to enhance learning.
English Language Arts - Standard 1 - Language
for Information and Understanding (Commencement)
Listening and Reading
1. Listening and reading to acquire information and
understanding involves collecting data, facts, and ideas; discovering
relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and using knowledge from oral,
written, and electronic sources.
(MST Standard 2)
select, collate, and analyze information obtained from a wide range of sources
such as research databases, foundations, organizations, national libraries,
and electronic communication networks, including the Internet.
* utilize electronic networks to share
(ELA Standard 1)
* interpret and
analyze complex informational texts and presentations, including technical
manuals, professional journals, newspaper and broadcast editorials,
electronic networks, political speeches and debates, and primary source
material in their subject area courses.
- Successful completion of practice exercises,
fill-in, and post test.
- Completion of in-class exercises, some of which
are based on online module.
Student Outcomes (Exemplars):
- Student is able to quickly find information on
many diverse topics using the WWW.
- Pupil uses learned search tools and techniques to
find information for research papers and reports.
- Students will become familiar with several popular
Internet search tools, techniques and search terminology.
- Students will be able to construct a search using Boolean and pseudo-Boolean
- Students will be familiar with the steps used in constructing a keyword
- Students will recognize the differences among search tools and will be able to
select and utilize an appropriate search tool for a specific query.
This course is designed as an online supplement for
secondary students and teachers who wish to expand their knowledge of WWW
search tools and techniques. It provides basic topic assessments,
documents, assignments, a glossary, and search links. An instruction
page with suggestions is also provided to guide the student through this
Assessment scores are not permanently recorded, but
can be used as a rough guide for the student to determine prior knowledge and
mastery of the subject matter.
The site will also function as a home/school
connection discussion forum for WWW search related topics.
Basic Windows skills and familiarity with using a web
browser are prerequisites. Students should also have the ability to follow instructions independently of
This online module is designed to be completed in 4
to 6 hours.
- Read and print out the Instruction
- Take the Pre-test (Practice
- Read and print out the course documents (Documentation).
- Read and print out the tips and tricks (Tips
- Take the Glossary Fill-in Quiz (Practice
- Do the Practice Exercises (Practice
- Take the Post-test (Practice
- Communicate with your instructor if you have any
questions or difficulty using the module (Submit
- Try some of the Practice Exercise and Post-test
questions using different search engines and tools.
large typeface display for visually impaired students
may be used.
Time Required: 4-6
This module has utility across the