Before the lesson
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- To understand what a search engine is and how to use it
Pupils should be taught to:
- Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
- Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) to create content that accomplishes given goals, including collecting data and information
Pupils needing extra support: May need help opening different search engines in different tabs.
During the factual searching activity, challenge children to find a useful website, e.g. DK Find Out Tudors, and then look for the information on that page.
Pupils working at greater depth: Should focus on finding the answers with the least number of ‘clicks’ and the least amount of typing – searching efficiency.