Search, Personalization & Information Literacy

Get EVEN MORE out of Google:

The Crib Sheets
Search Tools (Demo and Do)

Web Search
  • Search Features
    • Weather & Earthquake
    • Public Data (population)
    • Calculator
    • Dictionary
    • ACTIVITY: Be the first team to use these tools to complete the GWE Search Challenge (secret URL to be revealed in time). 
  • Advanced Search
    • Safe Search
    • Narrowing Results (form options)
    • Better Quality Results (filetypes: pdf, ppt)
    • More Credible Results (by domain)
    • ACTIVITY: Do a search for your favorite topic and see how far you can improve the results using the techniques above.
Specialized Search (Killer Research Tools)
Multimedia Search
Personalization (i.e. surviving in a world of infinite information)
  • News Alerts
      • Track info related to your school/community
      • Monitor your online presence
      • ACTIVITY: Create news alerts for your school (or workplace) and your name.
More Search Tools for Teachers
  • Custom Search Engine
    • CSE Web Element
    • Directing Learning with Google Custom Search by November Learning (PDF)
    • CSE Support
    • Activity:
      With a small group, choose a topic to research - preferably something relevant to educators or students.
      Create a 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.
  • Language Search Tools
Mobile Search

Even More Resources

Google Teacher Academy Resources from Googler Dan Russel

Search Part 1

Things to Check Out Later:

Search Part 2

More helpful videos:

        Google Workshop for Educators Resources from Google Certified Teachers:

Search May 09

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

Review The Tools:

Web Search
Specialized Search (Killer Research Tools)
Multimedia Search