This curriculum is a comprised of three units dealing with computer safety, literacy and the how-tos of doing research. It is focused on providing teens with the tools to operate safely, intelligently and securely online. Lessons are organized into units presented under three headings: Safety and Security, Digital Citizenship and Research and Information Literacy.
Learn how to use Google Search more effectively and save time when it comes to research (QUEST/Change). Learn how you can use Google's Operators to narrow down your search and find exactly what your looking for. For example if you were looking for primary sources on Lincoln you would search for 'site:loc.gov lincoln papers" this search will only give you results of primary documents from the Library of Congress on Lincoln without the need to filter through lists of webpages and link hunting.
Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers—not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods. WolframAlpha not only can solve most math questions but can give you data on almost any other subject as well. Wolframs computational knowledge engine searches thousands of scholarly articles to try to answer your questions.