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Section Title Primary information Description and Notes Suggested resources
Lesson Length The expected lesson length will be approximately one hour

Some variation possible.

Assessment Level 1

Students The lesson is suitable for KS3 and KS4 students Since this is a new specification, the lesson is suitable for Year 7 to 9 students and differentiated by outcome  
Overall Focus This lesson will look at how search engines use logical operators and practise those elements


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Key words logic, statements, These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons  
Assessment include AND, NOT and OR in information searches

Evidence here will be student's own work and assessor observations.

Key Questions Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics Some questions about how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of searching for information. What techniques can we use with our understanding of logical operators to make search engines even more effective?
Learning Objectives
  • To understand logical operators in relation to search engines
  • To explore and explain the application of logic for search improvements
  • To understand how and when to use logical operators for efficiency

Students need to show that they are comfortable using logical operators and know when to use them to improve their efficiency

If you are using the Learning Machine learning system, students can add their comments and material to this site as evidence of their growing understanding.  The site, if used consistently, will show progression via charts of activity and outcomes.
Teaching and Learning Elements
  • Teacher led discussion on information management
  • Groups working on search techniques
  • Summarize the key findings


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The above image shows some more tips and tricks on making Google work more effectively for you, using some operators and other features built in to the engine.

Can you make up your own set of guidelines like this one?

Lesson Structure Possible structure
  1. teacher led demo on search techniques
  2. practical with students working through the methods and evaluating the outcomes
  3. groups work on their own search logic to test
  4. check they can apply logic effectively
  5. write-up ideas
  6. intro to next session

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The above site shows how much is being added to the Internet in real time.  This gives an idea of what you are dealing with.  Any methods to manage this are going to be increasingly more useful.

Homework Students can write up the operators they found most useful. Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding Students can continue to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment


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