Boolean Table Game
An activity to teach students how to construct database searches using Boolean operators.
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Students will use Boolean Operators (or “keyword connectors”) in database searching in order to find relevant resources for their research topics.
Information Literacy concepts:
Individual or Group:
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.
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.