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Keyword also key word (n.) A word that serves as a key to a code or cipher. A significant or descriptive word

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Is a word that is associated with a site or contents of a site. Keywords are used to categorize and search for specific web sites. ( http://www.mantis.biz/glossary/#k )



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Create a simple mindmap

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Students type in what they know, they choose one of the ideas and turn it into a question, the words in the question will provide them with their keywords.

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Click here to see mindmapping software that is available online and offline.



Here are some other examples of mindmaps that help students to find keywords.

Fact Recall

Students recall all the facts they know about the question posed. I encourage students to add to their main recalled thoughts by asking themselves the five Ws

Why, Who, When, Which and What plus the open ended question starter 'How'

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What do we know - Keywords

Here students and teachers can choose the criteria that they need to recall the facts, they can then highlight the words that could be keywords.

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Internet Search Words

Write the main research question.

Then write it again but with the 'What, Where, Why, Which, When, How' starter words. Students then think of answers to these questions, some of these words will be keywords for searches.

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Concept Block

Write the research question, set some criteria questions that break down the research question into concepts. Type in words that are similar to the main ideas.

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Visuwords is a great site to try out your keywords and find links