Digital Literacy Badge #3 – Savvy Searcher

Why do so many students choose Wikipedia from search results even though the reading level is relatively high?

Familiar results, like McDonalds, you always know what you’re going to get.

With so much web content to sift through, students have developed survival habits that start with Google, stop at Wikipedia, then jump to the links at the bottom of the page for more information. While that method is certainly a commendable survival skill, it’s helpful to introduce students to search engines that match their learning style so they can find appropriate content efficiently.

Follow the steps in this playlist to explore options for searching and become a more savvy searcher.

http://www.mentormob.com//learn/widget/182579/580/99cc33/3-0

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