What’s in Common? – A Search Lesson
Dan Russell has actually supplied the inspiration for many of the web research study lessons that I have actually conducted with trainees over the years. Every week he publishes an intriguing search obstacle for readers then supplies the answers a few days later. The difficulties differ in problem, however I constantly learn something from them despite how tough they are. A few years ago he published a challenge called
Whats In Common? In the years since, Ive used various adjustments of that obstacle to help trainees find and practice utilizing a variety of search tools and methods.
The Whats In Common? difficulty asks you to determine the shared characteristics of two or more photos, events, and or situations. In Dans original post he asked readers to discover the commonness between 3 floods and he asked readers to find the commonness in between three plants.
What do these two share besides being pets?
In addition to his blog site, Dan Russell has a terrific book entitled
The Joy of Search. That book is loaded with suggestions for ending up being a much better users of online search engine..
Applications for Education
What I like about the
Whats In Common? obstacle is that I can make it as simple or as challenging as I need it to be based upon my students present ability levels. I may make one obstacle based on reading the material of webpages that trainees discover while searching and make another difficulty based on being able to discover and use the meta information in images.
Every week he publishes an interesting search obstacle for readers then provides the answers a couple of days later on. The difficulties vary in difficulty, however I always discover something from them regardless of how hard they are. A couple of years ago he published an obstacle called
I may make one challenge based on reading the material of webpages that students discover while browsing and make another challenge based on being able to discover and use the meta information in images.
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