Selecting Search Results

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This Barefoot Computing primary school resource helps children to Understand how search engines work. By acting as a ‘web crawler’ and collecting information across a small selection of web pages, they learn what in data is indexed by search engines and how this is used when a search query is received. As well as indexing using keyword counts, the children are asked to discuss ways to rank the results. The activity includes background notes for teachers, and suggests extension and assessment activities.

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