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District:  Capital Region BOCES
School/District Representative:  Steve Janover
SLO Project Name:  NERIC Course Companion for Search the WWW
Authored by:  Steve Janover
Homepage address:
Grade Level(s):  10-12
Subject Area(s):  English Language Arts. Computer Literacy
Learning context:
    Actual Learning Standards Referenced:

MST - Standard 2 - Information Systems (Commencement)
Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.

Information Systems

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.

    Performance Indicators: 

(MST Standard 2)

* access, 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 information.

(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.


  1. Successful completion of practice exercises, fill-in, and post test.
  2. Completion of in-class exercises, some of which are based on online module.

Student Outcomes (Exemplars):

  1. Student is able to quickly find information on many diverse topics using the WWW.
  2. Pupil uses learned search tools and techniques to find information for research papers and reports.
  3. Students will become familiar with several popular Internet search tools, techniques and search terminology.
  4. Students will be able to construct a search using Boolean and pseudo-Boolean operators.
  5. Students will be familiar with the steps used in constructing a keyword search.
  6. 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 self-paced module.  

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 classroom supervision.

Specific inquiry/activity:

This online module is designed to be completed in 4 to 6 hours. 

  1. Read and print out the Instruction page  (Instructions).
  2. Take the Pre-test (Practice Modules).
  3. Read and print out the course documents (Documentation).
  4. Read and print out the tips and tricks (Tips and Tricks).
  5. Take the Glossary Fill-in Quiz (Practice Modules).
  6. Do the Practice Exercises (Practice Modules).
  7. Take the Post-test (Practice Modules).
  8. Communicate with your instructor if you have any questions or difficulty using the module (Submit a Question).
  9. Try some of the Practice Exercise and Post-test questions using different search engines and tools.

Instructional Modifications:

large typeface display for visually impaired students may be used.

Time Required:  4-6 hours.

Resources (materials):
    Websites utilized:

        Go to: /links.htm


This module has utility across the curriculum.    



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