1 HOOK/ATTENTION GETTER
Play the CommonCraft video to introduce students to basic searching strategies.
2 DIRECT INSTRUCTION
Go over the 21st Century Information Fluency 5 things every child should understand about online searching.
Use the Believe it or Not Presentation to further help students understand searching and evaluating information.
You might consider creating an online quiz to check for understanding of the concepts.
3 Guided Practice
Give students the link to the Kermit Search challenge. Let them attempt it and then go over as a class some of the strategies used by students who succeeded in the time allowed and students who did not.
Try the Kermit search challenge. Remember which search words you used, how you refined your search, and what you would do differently, if anything, next time.
If searching on a mobile device, use the Google Search Mobile App.
4 Independent Practice
Have students try the remaining challenges on the 21st Century Information Fluency age including Apollo 8, Lego Lady, Elephant Challenge and Spider Challenge.
Continue practicing your searching strategies using the two links provided by your teacher. What are the best strategies?
5 Wrap -Up and Additional Practice
Consider using the "A Google a Day" website as a bell ringer each day to hone student searching skills.
Also, offer students the link to the Micro Modules to learn more about effective searching.