Lesson 2 -  Using a Search Engine

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Website: www.yahoo.com

 What is the main goal (s) of this class?

Introduction to Search Engines

Key words: Search engine, superhighway, cruising, surfing, navigating, www (world wide web), web-site, webpage.    


What steps (objectives) do you need to achieve the main goals? What instructional strategies will you use?
Teaching Objectives Activities (Instructional strategies

Actual Time

Materials Non-Standard

What are search engines?




Find educational resources





Recognize various other reasons for search engines




Look up  various other search engines


All students will use the Internet Explorer icon to get onto the Internet.  Each student will pull up the search engine www.yahoo.com. 


Each student will type a question into the search box of Yahoo.  Students will compare the website addresses that are displayed (based off what terminology they used).      


Prior to the class starting each student wrote down three topics that they would like to know more information on.  Students typed in their questions and opened some of the various websites that the search engine lead them to.       


From the handout have students look up other search engines and become familiar with them.




www.yahooligans.com (for children)




















Hand out 

What is the 

information superhighway?


from the website




How did the website activities contribute to student learning?

This activity allows the students to become familiar with surfing the web.  It allows the student to become aware of the various topics they can look up while using the computer.   


What changes or additions to the activities would improve the lesson?
Have the studentís brain storm in class as a group about what information they would most like to look up.  Have all of the students look up the same information and discuss afterwards what they found (compare).    
Was the goal achieved? How do you know, i.e. what could the students do or do better as a result of the lesson?
At the end of the session each student understood that there is a vast amount of information that they can look up on the world wide web. 

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