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15 Second Search Tips Videos (from Google)

The Tools:

Web Search

Specialized Search (Killer Research Tools)

Multimedia Search

More Search Tools for Teachers

Activity 1:

Working with operators
  • Search Features
    • Weather
    • Earthquake
    • Public Data (population)
    • Calculator
    • Dictionary
    • ACTIVITY: Together let's see if we can search and find the following as quickly as possible
      • What is the weather forecast for today in Alice Springs, Australia?
      • Where did the two most recent earthquakes occur and what was their magnitude?
      • What is the current population of Pennsylvania?
      • Find the answer to this mathematical problem 1 + 10 * 45 ^2 -251
      • The definition of the word Hegemony
Activity 2:

Working with filetype and refining results

  • Advanced Search
    • Safe Search
    • Narrowing Results (form options, timeline, wonderwheel)
    • Better Quality Results (filetypes: pdf, ppt)
    • More Credible Results (by domain)
    • ACTIVITY: Together let's research the Taj Mahal, following the above protocol to find more specific information
    • ACTIVITY#2: Perform your own specialized of a topic within your content area.  See if you can find a credible and useful pdf, word document, or powerpoint.
Activity 3:

Creating custom search engines
  • Custom search engines
    • Personalized search engine
    • Adding Sites
    • Refinements
    • Collaboration
    • ACTIVITY #3: Together let's create a Custom Google Search Engine on Technology Integration.

Google Web Search- Classroom Lessons and Resources

The Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers to help you do just that. The lessons are short, modular and not specific to any discipline so you can mix and match to what best fits the needs of your classroom. Additionally, all lessons come with a companion set of slides (and some with additional resources) to help you guide your in-class discussions.

Google Presentation

Things to Check Out Later:

Google Presentation

More helpful videos:

Google Learning Institute* Resources from Google Certified Teachers:


*Note: The Google Workshop for Educators was previously called the Google Learning Institute.

Activity On Your Own This Week

  • Select a topic to research - preferably something relevant to educators or students.
  • Create your own Custom Search Engine focused on the topic.
  • Use the other specialized search tools above to locate quality resources related to the topic.
  • Populate the custom search engine with the quality resources you find.
  • Share the custom search engine with the Lead Learner, A link to each CSE will be added below.

  • To prepare for our session next week, please take a moment to create a Google Account prior to the beginning of the webinar.
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Next Week...
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