While I did not observe anyone this week, I did have a few meetings about lesson planning for my upcoming teaching session. I also worked on a Boolean operators learning activity. For my activity, I decided to use Harry Potter themed search terms. I have 3 venn diagrams. To teach Boolean operators, I plan to demonstrate the operators in Scout with my 3 different search combinations. While I do this, I plan for the students to follow along and complete the search with me. Following that, I have a short activity for them to do with their own key words. I have four questions:
- What are your key terms?
- Use some of these terms along with the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT.
- How are your search results changed when you use the different Boolean operators?
- Try using more than one Boolean operator. How does this effect your results?
I hope that by using the operators along with me, and then by using the operators for their own search results, that the students will internalize what the operators mean.