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Searching is a CINCH!
  Introduction
  Welcome
  Objectives
  Introduction
  CINCH steps
  Concept Mapping
  Identify your Engine
  Narrow your Search
  Credibility Assessment
  Helpful Resource
  Conclusion
  Multi-Media Files
  Search Engines
  Summary
  Test
  Feedback
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Where in the WWW is it?
(Searching is a CINCH!)

Take the CINCH Test

How "savvy" are you with Searching?

Now that you have completed this course, you can test your searching knowledge! If your email address has been entered in correctly, I will send you your score.

Note: I am concerned about your privacy. I will not sell your name to anyone and I promise to only use your information for analyzing who is using this resource.

* Title:
* First Name:
* Last Name:
* Email Address:
for example: jdoe@anywhere.com
* Street Address One:
Street Address Two:
* City:
* State/Province:
* Zip Code:
Country/Nation:

* School Corporation or Organization:
School Name:
*Your School Position (grade level, student, teacher, trainer, administrator):

TEST Questions
each are worth 5 points


1. How much of your time should you spend on pre-planning your searching strategies?

20% 40% 60% 80%

2. How much of your time should you spend searching on the Internet for your topic?

15% 35% 55% 75%

3. How much of your time should you spend analyzing credibility, appropriateness and richness of information?

5% 15% 25% 35%

4. This is a process that allows concepts to be linked by phrases and can be used to develop your topic.

word webs idea mapping concept mapping

5. This is a two step process. After choosing your topic, your class brainstorms all of the concepts associated with that topic. The second step is to cluster those ideas into categories and sub-categories.

word webs idea mapping concept mapping

6. Information included on these search engines are inputted with spider programs and offer less control over the kind of content found.

topical directories keyword search reference tools

7. These are search engines that focus on a particular niche in information.

topical directories keyword search reference tools

8. There is an evaluation process before sites are added to this search engine.

topical directories keyword search reference tools

9. The most appropriate type of search engines for elementary students to use are:

topical directories keyword search reference tools

10. What kind of search engine is Blue Web'n?

topical directories keyword search reference tools

11. What kind of search engine is Yahoo's People Search?

topical directories keyword search reference tools

12. What kind of search engine is Google.com?

topical directories keyword search reference tools

13. This is how you can begin narrowing your search.

include variant spellings in your search
use the words generated when you "concept mapped" your topic
include distinctive names, acronyms, and abbreviations
all of the above

14. Use this strategy to connect your concepts together by requiring that both words appear in the results.

rock and not roll
rock and roll
rock adj roll
rock or roll

15. Use this strategy to generate results showing those web pages that show the exact phrasing contained in your search query.

"Rockhound Homepage"
Rockhound near Homepage
Rockhound and Homepage
Rock* Home*

16. Use this strategy to discover whether or not reputable websites are linking to this information. This is one way to assess how credible is the information.

title:http://www.buddyproject.org
URL:http://www.buddyproject.org
link:http://www.buddyproject.org

17. A tilda ~ in a URL means that the content on this site:

reflects the standards of the host site
may not reflect the standards of the host site

18. To assess the credibility of a resource, you should:

check the domain name
identify the purpose for publishing this information
check for the ~ in the URL
all of the above

19. To assess how helpful are the resources, you should:

determine if content is fact or opinion
check how current is the information
discover who is linking to this information
all of the above

20. I can immediately apply the information I learned in this course within my classroom.

strongly disagree
disagree
no opinion
agree
strongly agree