A bit late! - Computing
Week beginning 1st February
A lot of us take anything we read on the internet at face value. A simple Google search brings us the correct answer to any question we have. Or does it? An internet search might be a good place to start to find out about something, but we shouldn’t just trust the first website result we find. How can you learn digital literacy and critical thinking skills we all need to survive in the digital world?
Using a search engine is certainly faster than trying to find a book in a library. But what are the differences?
For a book to make it into a library, there are all of these steps to complete:
1. Book: Author (who has to do his/her own research)
At each level, poorly prepared materials are weeded out.
For a website to make it on the Internet
1. Internet: Author
No selectivity—anyone can publish
Using the All About Explorers site (link below), go to the Treasure Hunts page and find out 3 key facts about either John Cabot, Sir Francis Drake or Christopher Columbus.
The facts you need to find out are on the website. They provide links to 2 sites so that you can compare the information that you find.
What are the similarities and differences in the information that you found on the two sites?
Week beginning 25th January
This week I would like you to begin to find out how to tell if news and websites that you come across on the Internet contain real or false information.
We've all been in the situation where someone shares a brilliant story - maybe it's about your favourite YouTuber, or maybe it made you laugh - so you share it with your friends. But should you? Perhaps it's not true.
Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38906931
to learn about Fake News.
Once you've done this, I'd like you to write a short paragraph explaining:
One way only for a cool chilli challenge
3 ways for a hot chilli challenge
5 ways for a super spicy challenge
Year 5 Computing week beginning 18th Jan 2021
Following on from learning about the World Wide Web last week, this week you are going to be exploring search engines. For this week, we would like you to access BBC Bitesize information about how search engines work (link below).
Once you have read the information and watched the video, you are going to put your learning into practice by carrying out some research.
We would like you to find out how many moons Jupiter has.
What questions might you need to ask?
What happens when you start to type your question?
Make sure you use a safer search engine, such as Kiddle, DuckDuckGo or GoGooligans.com.
Open a document to compile your research, using the cut and paste feature to record information accurately. This information has been written by someone else (this is called intellectual property), so you need to make a note of where you got the information. This means that you can show references for your work and give credit to the person who wrote the information originally.
Write your information as a list using bullet points.