Students use search engines, such as Google and Yahoo every day to find images to use in projects. When asked to cite the sources of the images, they often cite the search engine.
In this project, students learn the difference between a search engine and a website, and why they should cite the website instead of the search engine.
Students create their own paper “search engines” using old magazines and newspapers, then answer questions about their search engines.
Includes directions for the teacher, student directions, and an answer key.
CCSS: W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources. (W.7.6)
21st Century Skills
Understand the legal and ethical issues of technology as related to individuals, cultures, and societies. (21.6-8.TL.5)