The Internet: How Search Works

Imagine spooky spiders crawling around a virtual web. It turns out that's really how search engines work! Learners view a video that explains how search engines find relevant web pages. Programs called spiders are continually searching for and classifying pages so they are ready when you type in a search query.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide cloze notes to help pupils follow the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Some understanding of the Internet is necessary
  • The last installment of an eight-part playlist from about how the Internet works
Pros
  • Well-paced video
  • Animations help hold viewer interest
Cons
  • None