The following free starter or plenary activity is to support ICT lessons following ICT Unit 7.2 (Finding Information) in which the focus is ‘assessing information’. This unit aims to develop research skills principally on the Internet. Students are encouraged to assess sources of information (principally online) to consider their accuracy, relevance, reliability, potential bias, etc. Students also develop their research skills through considering more effective use of search engines through careful selection of key words, boolean operators, recognising and understanding URL suffixes, and use of tools such as Google ‘Wonder Wheel’.
The following printable crossword and interactive game will develop and test student understanding of key vocabulary relating to assessing the quality, reliability and bias of information they might find.
Quick Game: Unit 7.2 Key Terms
Download a printable crossword for Unit 7.2 about finding information.
The full system will allow you to view the scores your students achieve (learn more) and will provide students with some exciting in-built rewards that will keep them engaged in their learning for hours.
- ICT Unit 8.3 – Information… starter / plenary
- ICT Unit 7.2 – Finding Information starter / plenary… finding information
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