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Navigating the Web


  • 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


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