Boolean Table Game

Submitted by lucindarush on April 18, 2017 - 7:21am
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An activity to teach students how to construct database searches using Boolean operators.

File PowerPoint slide displayed in class with directions.40.72 KB
Learning Outcomes: 

Students will use Boolean Operators (or “keyword connectors”) in database searching in order to find relevant resources for their research topics.

Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): 

The activity is used with "one shot" instruction sessions at the beginning of class. The activity is set up on tables and students begin as soon as they enter the class. This signals to the student that this will be an active learning class. The activity is referred back to later in the class at the appropriate time. Activity could be used at any point during class.

Additional Instructor Resources (e.g. in-class activities, worksheets, scaffolding applications, supplemental modules, further readings, etc.): 

See attached.

PDF icon Boolean Table Game436.67 KB
Potential Pitfalls and Teaching Tips: 

This is a quick and informal activity. The particular activity is not assessed, but the concept is assessed later in class with a more in-depth searching activity.

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