What we did & Learning objectives!
We started the new AO2 module and worked through how search engines are used including advanced search features on google.
These were my learning objectives
- Understand the importance of search engines on the web mainly Google
- How to use key terms effectively on a search engine
- How to use advanced search features on a search engine
What went well?
I really felt my use of fun facts and figures about google helped get the kids on side things like “in this lesson google would have made enough money to buy your house that’s £180 000”
I felt that they all listened well and responded to each task that I asked them to do.
They all managed to complete first two slides of the PowerPoint with the screen shot evidence and highlighted and annotated.
Behaviour was good and no real disruptions I think this was a set high expectation of the lesson and maintained them throughout the lesson as for example a kid had his head down on the desk and I had to reprimand him to pay attention and it obviously worked as he snapped out of it and no it was not because he was bored.
I completed all my lesson objectives and managed to incorporate
To have a chalenge at the end of the lesson about finding a specific site was really good and kids walked about talking about it. This will get a merrit for those who answer it well.
What could have been done better and what will I do about it?
I could have explained the use of quotation marks better in the advanced google search as some of their description were a bit woolly and not correct. I had to re iterate the fact it was to search for a group of words that make up a whole phrase and those words in order. In the future just be really clear about description and almost dictate to them the correct explanation initially but make sure they don’t just copy you.
I almost ran of time toward the end so plan to do plenary slightly earlier.
I need to make sure I have my lesson objectives typed up on power point before the lesson starts as well as the home work rather than doing in the lesson before the start.
I really came away from this lesson buzzing and on such a high note as i really enjoyed it and i feel that the kids enjoed it tpo
Please use this link to view my full lesson plan >> http://bit.ly/9lZukn