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Where Do They Go? Internet Search Strategies in Grade Five Laptop Classrooms PROCEEDINGS

, , , Simon Fraser University, Canada ; , Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The growing use of one to one laptop computing in K-12 has resulted in widespread access and use of the internet in the classroom. This study of Grade 5 classroom internet access patterns shows that most student access for research begins with a Google search and that the search strategies vary widely. A history analysis tool has been developed to help students and teachers reflect on their internet use. Preliminary data suggest that search strategies should be taught and monitored for effective internet use.


Richards, G., Lin, A., Eap, T.M. & Sehboub, Z. (2008). Where Do They Go? Internet Search Strategies in Grade Five Laptop Classrooms. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4382-4387). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2018 from .


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