Exploring

  • Using software tools to browse the web

    • Accessing the web using the common features of web browsers

    • Using hyperlinks to access a range of resources on the web

    • Reading, evaluating, and manipulating URLs

    • Recognizing the visual cues in everyday web services

    • Using browser add-ons and extensions to provide additional functionality

  • Web Mechanics

    Understanding the web ecosystem

    • Using and understanding the differences between URLs, IP addresses and search terms

    • Managing information from various sources on the web

    • Demonstrating the difference between the results of varying search strategies

  • Locating information, people and resources via the web

    • Using keywords, search operators, and keyboard shortcuts to make web searches more efficient

    • Finding real-time or time-sensitive information using a range of search techniques

    • Locating or finding desired information within search results

    • Synthesizing information found from online resources through multiple searches

  • Credibility

    Critically evaluating information found on the web

    • Making judgments based on technical and design characteristics to assess the credibility of information

    • Researching authorship and ownership of websites and their content

    • Comparing information from a number of sources to judge the trustworthiness of content

    • Discriminating between ‘original’ and derivative web content

  • Security

    Keeping systems, identities, and content safe

    • Detecting online scams and ‘phishing’ by employing recognized tools and techniques

    • Encrypting data and communications using software and add-ons

    • Changing the default behavior of websites, add-ons and extensions to make web browsing more secure

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