Wait, What is the Internet?
A computer is used to many different thing on the internet. From sending emails to searching the web, the internet can do many different things.
The Internet vs. Basically Everything Else
A web browser is like Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox
The web is only one part of the internet
The internet is everything from emails to online gaming to videos
A website is a collection of webpages
A web address it the long link that is at the top of a website
A search engine is link Google, Yahoo and Bing
The visible web is all the public access websites on the Web
The deep web is all website, database, personal and regular
The search box is called a query
The I'm Feeling Lucky button brings you directly to the most visited site based off of your search
The different branches of Google are web. images. video, maps, news, shopping and Gmail
The advanced search gives you even more precise answers about your search
The language tool can translate whole webpages into a different language
Keys to Search
How does a search work?
A search engine searches it's databases, it analyses pages for relevance, it evaluates each source for reliability and then it ranks them in the order it thinks they should go from there
What matters in a search?
Every word matters. Order matters. Capitalization and punctuation does not.
Keep it simple and use specific words
Google provides you with information, not just from the internet but books, newspapers and other resources too
You can input different dates to find news about things between those times
Believe It or Not
Finding a credible source can be a challenge sometimes but it is good one you find it (give them tips on how to find a credible source)
- An operator is a symbol like #, @, %, ^, &,*, ( ), or _, and they can change your search drastically
- NOTE: You have to have [brackets] around your search for the operators to work
- Adding a + or - to a search makes sure that the word is either in/excluded from the search
- Adding a ~ makes similar words become searched as well
- Adding OR to a search makes both things to searched pop up simultaneously
- Adding .. in between 2 number makes itself search within that range of numbers (good for time ranges)
- Adding * tells Google that a word should be there but you don't know the missing words
- Adding " " to a search makes your search appear with those exact words in the exact order