Microsoft Office 365: Search engines

Using keywords and phrases, identifying inaccurate information, learning page rank works as well.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Searching basics

In this lesson, children recap search engines and are challenged to find specific websites or information as fast as they can to test their searching skills

Learning Objective

To understand what a search engine is and how to use it

Lesson 2: Inaccurate information

In this lesson, children learn that not everything they read online is necessarily true and also learn how to check that information that they find is accurate

Learning Objective

To be aware that not everything online is true

Lesson 3: Web quest

In this lesson, children develop their research skills, learning how to quickly find relevant information on a specific topic

Learning Objective

To search effectively

Lesson 4: Information poster

In this lesson, children create an informative poster using the software Canva®, ensuring that they appropriately credit the images and videos that they use

Learning Objective

To create an informative poster

Lesson 5: Web crawlers

In this lesson, children learn how search engines work, specifically; the role of a web index, what can affect page rank and the role of web crawlers

Learning Objective

To understand how search engines work

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources