Online Research Skills Unit


This complete unit has 9 reading passages, vocab cards, a multiple choice assessment, and 36 digital activity slides for online research topics. It is ideal for computer lab teachers to use during tech class as you can choose which topics to complete with each grade level.

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This complete unit has 9 reading passages, vocab cards, a multiple choice assessment, and 36 digital activity slides for online research topics. It is ideal for computer lab teachers to use during tech class as you can choose which topics to complete with each grade level.


  • Reading Passages – either project onto a screen for the class to see or print them and hand them out. There is one reading passage per topic.
  • Vocabulary Cards – use to help students develop a broader understanding of the topics.
  • Printable Assessment – use as a pre and post assessment of student understanding
  • Link to Digital Activities
  • Link to Answer Key
  • How to Use – ideas for teacher
  • Standards Addressed

Strand: Creative Communicator

Standard: 6.b. create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

I Can Statements:

I can use parts of other works to create a new original work

I can explain how to use other works in a way that does not infringe on copyright and intellectual property rules

Strand: Knowledge Constructor

Standard: 3.b. evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources

I Can Statements:

I can evaluate whether or not I want to trust the information I find on a website when doing research

I can find the author of an article on a web page

Strand: Empowered Learner

Standard: 1. c. use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

I Can Statements:

I can search efficiently and find what I am looking for

If you own the Digital Breakout Series for Online Research Topics, the reading passages and digital activities are the same, but in a different format. I had a request to turn the content into a unit.

Online Research Skills Topics Included:

1. Search Engines

2. Advanced Search

3. Ads in Search

4. How to Read a Webpage

5. Judging Online Info

6. Evaluate a Website

7. Putting Info Together

8. Copyright Rules

9. Avoiding Plagiarism

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5 reviews for Online Research Skills Unit

  1. Jessica W. (verified owner)

    My Gifted & Talented students are working on a research project for the end of the year. This resrouce was extremely useful to incorporate in our research unit. I will be using this every year!

  2. Kayla D. (verified owner)

    This is a great resource. Thank you for taking the time to make this. I found it to be very useful and time consuming for me!

  3. Ann S. (verified owner)

    This is a great resource. It is easy to follow and it is teaching the students the skills necessary to achieve in the digital world. I used this resource and broke it up into multiple lessons. My students had a lot of questions and learned a lot about researching

  4. Jen J. (verified owner)

    I LOVE this resource! Perfect addition to my library and my tech lessons! Will use this over and over! Great that I can adapt to multiple grade levels!

  5. Buyer (verified owner)

    When we went from in-person to virtual within the span of 48 hours this resource was a LIFE saver. And it was easy to implement. WIN-WIN

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