Narrowing your Search

Have you noticed the new search feature on the NEW unitedstreaming site?  Are you aware of all it can do.  You might consider it an advanced filtering system for the purposes of this post I am going to refer to it as the ability to "Drill Down" because it allows you to delve into the depths of your search and subject matter.  So let’s take a look…

When you type in your first keyword and click go you will notice numbers appear next to the media types, subjects, and grades.  This lets you know how many assets we have that fit into each category.  Of course some cross multiple categories.  Now the advanced trick to start doing is to "Drill Down" according to your needs (I will highlight this process in the PowerPoint below).  So let’s just say that I am a 7th Grade Science Teacher.  I can first click under grades on 6-8.  This will narrow my results to just material that fits that grade range.  Also notice the breadcrumbs that are on the upper left side telling what you have narrowed by as you continue to "Drill Down".  Now I can narrow by my subject, which was Science.  I can now Drill Down further within Science by choosing a topic such as Earth and Space Science.  Finally I Drill Down by sub-topic such as Oceans.  This wonderful new tool will allow you to Drill Down and find exactly what you are looking for.  Give a try during your next visit to unitedstreaming. Narrow_by_grade_3  Download drill_down_powerpoint.ppt

(By Brad Fountain – Field Manager North and South Carolina)

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