Some things matter
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Grade 8s effectively surf the web to expand their horizons, learn more about something that matters, and become stronger citizens.
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Tips to Effective Internet Searching

A ranked list of search tools--what has also been called search engines and directories--that use a specific algorythm or formula to retrieve sites.
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This list gives you an idea of how much more complex the internet is.  The list gives you an idea of how to refine a search and how to work "beyond Google".  Do you know the difference between a metasearch and searching a directory or using a search engine?  This list will likely clarify things.

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Power Searching with Google

Power Searching with Google | Some things matter | Scoop.it
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Although you may think this is a bit "low tech", it's really a great way to start to truly understand the power of Google and your own power once you understand how to effectively search.

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You might begin to read this and think, "wow, Ms. Stott is asking me to read something whose target audience is university and college students.  I should stop now."  DO NOT.  Rather, this is an excellent resource and, for some of you, exactly what you need to be reading to avoid the pitfall sof internet research (plagiarism, procrastination, and divergence).

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