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Use online resources safely

TAFE SA Code: CAAFD


Nominal Hours: 30 (for whole Unit)

Unit Descriptor:
The focus of this unit is to help you locate and use information online while maintaining a safe environment.

Application of Unit:
This unit applies when you want to develop online technology skills for self, employment, education and/or community participation. See Australian Core Skills Framework (link below) for details of levels of Performance http://deewr.gov.au/SKILLS/PROGRAMS/LITANDNUM/ACSF/Pages/default.aspx To achieve competency in this unit, you need to be able to operate hardware at a basic level, research and analyse online, and be safe and secure in the use of online services.

You need to demonstrate these skills: Ability to operate hardware Use interface/icons Understand and Navigate file structures Use online services with support Knowledge of how to use internet safely Vet emails for scams, spam, phishing

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Use On-line Resources Safely


Certificate 1 Education and Skills Development
Compulsory Unit

This activity relates to the highlighted elements of this unit


Performance Criteria Operate hardware at a basic level 1.1 Turn the device on and off 1.2 Navigate the screen interface/icons 1.3 Understand and navigate file structures 1.4 Use basic online services with support Research and analyse online information with support 2.1 Identify and use search engines 2.2 Search and find relevant information/content 2.3 Establish the relevance and reliability of information located Be safe and secure in the use of online services 3.1 Provide an appropriate level of personal information 3.2 Assess the legitimacy of online requests to make an informed decision 3.3 Assess emails for scams, spam or phishing to make an informed decision 3.4 Manage personal occupational health and safety

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Working with Online Resources

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For delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia, adapted by Belinda C from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development, Use Online Resources Safely Working with Online Resources

What is a Search Engine?


A search engine can be described as a program that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found.

Although 'search engine' is really a general class of programs, the term is often used to specifically describe systems like Google, Yahoo and Bing that allow people to search for documents on the World Wide Web (or internet).

Have a quick look at the images on the next page and see how many of the images you recognise. After that talk about which 'search engines' you may already use and what you most commonly search for.

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(Photo by Toby Fogarty, available under a CreativeCommons Attribution-Noncommercial license.)

Which 'search engines' do you already use and what do you most commonly search for? Make a list below. Search Engine What I most commonly search for

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Trusted Websites
When you look at websites how do you decide if the information that the website is sharing is true or not? On the next page is a guide you can use to make a decision as to whether you trust the information you find.

This is useful to keep in mind when doing any research on the internet.

For delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia, adapted by Belinda C from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development, Use Online Resources Safely Working with Online Resources

For delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia, adapted by Belinda C from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development, Use Online Resources Safely Working with Online Resources

Using Search Engines


Now that we have talked about the variety of search engines that are out there for you to access, we need to make sure we can use them. Think about your favourite Musician, Band or Celebrity (TV, Movie, Sports, Extreme Sports etc). We are going to complete a small research task about your chosen subject, using the Template that can be found following this page.

Step 1
Use one of the search engines; complete an internet search on your chosen Musician, Band or Celebrity.

Step 2
Save a copy of your internet search by doing a screen shot. Save with the title 'Using search engine'.

Step 3
Using the results of the search engine, select the website or websites that you will use to complete the research task.

Step 4
When you have finished the research task, save this document by clicking Save as and use the title Working with Online Resources and send back to your mentor as an attachment (in a new message) along with your 'Using search engine' screen shot.

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Research Task
Name or Names of your chosen Musician, Band or Celebrity: ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

Paste a picture of your chosen Musician, Band or Celebrity here:

Share 3 interesting facts about your chosen Musician, Band or Celebrity (make sure they can be confirmed as true and correct & also include the address of the website that you sourced the information from): Fact No Fact 1 Fact 2 Fact 3 Fact Website Address

As you looked at each website, describe how you decided if the information that the website was sharing was true or not? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________
For delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia, adapted by Belinda C from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development, Use Online Resources Safely Working with Online Resources