• A search engine uses computer programs to look for information on the Internet. However, users need to tell the search engine what to look for. That’s what keywords are used for.

    that in order for students to get the best search results, they need to choose their keywords carefully. The most precise keywords will yield the best results.

     

    How do search engines work?

    Search engines crawl the Internet, gathering information about millions of websites. At the click of a button, a search engine sorts through what it “knows” and lists the sites it “thinks” you want. You tell the search engine what you want by using keywords.

     

    when it comes to keyword searches, it is important to choose accurate and precise words. Let students know that adding more of these keywords can help narrow a search. A search for a single word may “fetch” a million sites to display on their results page. Adding more words fetches fewer sites that are closer to what you need. Another tip is to put words that belong together (such as a phrase, a full name, or lyrics of a song) in quotation marks. The search engine looks only for instances where these words are lumped together

     

    Sometimes websites use different words or phrases to describe the information you are looking for. A synonym for a word may bring better results than the word itself.

     

    It is like the game catchphrase 

    3-5 Common Sense Media Keyword Lesson

    Vocabulary:

    • keywords: the most important words related to a subject, which you type into a search engine to find the information you want
    • precise: clear and exact
    • results page: the screen showing what a search site found in response to your keyword search
    • synonyms: two or more words with the same meaning or nearly the same meaning
    • alternative: a different way to say or do something
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    • World News Digest
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      • World News Digest promotes understanding of a topic by combining the latest news with key context and background. It has been the source for authoritative news summaries and background articles since 1940.
      • World News Digest is packed with more than 300,000 original articles from 1940 to today. These include overviews of historic events, country profiles, historical documents, biographies, research features, special reports, editorials, and editorial cartoons. World News Digest also provides easy access to extensive historical video footage from the 1940s through the 2010s, bringing decades of key historic events to life. This rich archive provides a solid foundation for research.
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