PSS 21st Century Research Skills DIAGNOSTIC


Please work in partners. Record and save your work in a word document or other word processing program (open office, google docs, etc.).
*Google Game used from here: The Google Game. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6296500.html

TASK 1


  • Use the web-searching techniques you know to answer the following
    question.
  • Record the search terms you use and the number of results for each search.
  • The team with the fewest number of results wins!

Question: (Teachers insert own question here)

Example: Which of William Shakespeare’s plays has been said to refer to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605? (example from this article: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6296500.html)

Search Terms ------------------------------------------------------------
Number of results

















Answer to question:



TASK 2


Which search engine did you use in TASK 1?

Is there a time when you would use a different search engine? If so, which one? Explain why.



TASK 3


Look at this wikipedia page: (teachers insert own page here)

Example wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare

Find 3 other sources of credible information to prove the information on this page is correct. Complete the table below about your sources.
Website Title
URL (web address)
Information Found
Reasons this site is credible

















Extension: If you found websites that were NOT credible in your search, list them in the table below.

Website Title
URL (web address)
Information Found
Reasons this site is NOT credible