The Barbarians Creative Store brings you a short 2 slide powerpoint on internet search engines that can be used instead of Google plus a game on URL suffixes to help students understand the evaluation of what they find online.
The search engine slide has links to various alternatives to Google. It is divided into 3 sections looking at academic data, different learning styles and web engines to use for specific types of subject date. It has all been updated to include the latest links. Show this as a powerpoint slide and click on the link to be taken to the appropriate website. By selecting a topic such as energy resources, students will be able to see the different kinds of results they can obtain by being a bit more creative.
The second slide is a classroom game about website evaluation. It shows some different URL suffixes and students guess where the information has come from. The notes on the slide give the answers. The idea is to use the slide to ask students what kind of information they would expect to see, to discuss whether it would be biased and to question why the organisation would be publishing information online. This game can be played by both large and smaller groups. The slide can be printed and used as a handout or students could call out the answers.