Using keywordsAlso known as: smart search, keyword search, search strategies
Using keywords is a structured approach to applying Boolean search strategies to effectively navigate the web. It:
- provides educators with a clear, structured approach to teaching keyword development
- helps students to develop and apply problem-solving and research skills
- supports the implementation of research or online inquiry tasks across learning areas.
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How to use with ICT
- Access Digital Safety Resources to further support students to navigate the web safely when doing online research.
|Google Search Education||Google Search Education||A comprehensive collection of lesson plans and other resources for teaching students basic, intermediate and advanced search skills.|
|Boolify||Boolify||A block-based introduction to Boolean search that shows how results change as you refine your terms.|
|A Google a Day||A Google a Day||Gamified activity that encourages students to develop their research skills by posing complex questions that cannot be answered with a single search.|
|Google advanced search||Google advanced search||Google search with extra fields that scaffolds using some Boolean search options and shows how to use them in the standard search bar.|
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Students with disability
When planning to use technology in the classroom it is important to consider the diversity of your learners. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all. For UDL guidelines, information and additional materials, visit the CAST website.
Many students require technology as an adjustment to support their access to learning. Adjustments (NESA) are actions taken that enable a student with disability and additional learning needs to access syllabus outcomes and content on the same basis as their peers. Enrol in the Personalised learning with technology online course to help you make more informed decisions regarding technology.
To support your understanding of inclusive curriculum planning, enrol in the microlearning course: Curriculum planning for every student in every classroom. This online series is designed to equip K-12 teachers to effectively identify and meet the diverse learning needs of all their students
High potential and gifted learning and support
When planning to use technology in the classroom it is important to consider the full range of abilities of all learners. High potential and gifted learners may require additional adjustments and deliberate talent development. These strategies include differentiation, grouping, enrichment and advanced learning pathways so students can be engaged, grow and achieve their personal best.
Assessing and identifying high potential and gifted learners will help teachers decide which students may benefit from extension and additional challenge. Effective strategies and contributors to achievement for high potential and gifted learners helps teachers to identify and target areas for growth and improvement. School leaders can access the Evaluation and Planning Tool to support strategic improvement planning.
For further support and advice about how to tailor learning for high potential and gifted students from all backgrounds, visit the High Potential and Gifted Education web section, High Potential and Gifted Education Policy or attend one of the professional learning courses on offer.