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Search using the Internet (Beginner level)

As an educator there will be times when you need to do research for educational projects and learning experiences. Using Microsoft Internet Explorer is a useful way to find information on the Internet.

By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:

Download an example - Start Internet Explorer
- Use a search engine to locate information on the Internet (WWW)
- Navigating around a web site
- Evaluate information on a web site
- Observe copyright guidelines

Search for your own information - one which you will find useful. Alternatively, follow this example. To do so you would typically work through the following steps:

1. Start Internet Explorer: Before you start Internet Explorer make sure that you are connected to the Internet - you may need to contact your computer coordinator to do this. See how »
2. Browse to a web site: We recommend that you use a search facility when looking for information. See how&»
3. Search for information: Think of a topic that you will be teaching in the next few weeks and follow the tip sheets to find information about it. See how »

4. Navigating web sites: Once you have found the most appropriate web site, use the tip sheet to help you navigate around the site (this is also known as browsing or surfing). See how »
5. Evaluate the web site resource: It is a good idea to ask yourself a few basic questions in order to ensure that the information that you are about to use is credible. See how »
6. Save information from a web site: It is preferable to read the information you found on the web site after you have disconnected from the Internet. See how »
7. Use information selectively: Observe copyright and fair use guidelines when using information form other sources See how »

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