The Search portion of our day will focus on things such as being able to locate timely relevant research, discovering news in your academic field, and having updates on important topics come to you (as a way to save precious time).

The Crib Sheets:

Google News
Bonus: Posters for your classroom.
Advanced Search

The Tools:

Web Search
Specialized Search (Killer Research Tools)
Multimedia Search (Time Permitting)
More Search Tools for Educators

Mobile Search
  • Smartphone Search
  • SMS Search
  • GOOG-411 Watch video Find businesses for free from any phone – no internet access required. Just call GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411)
  • Google Goggles (Android phones v.1.6+)

    Google Goggles Nearby Places Overlay

  • Activity: Use SMS or GOOG-411 to locate information on something you need to do or a place you need to go this weekend.

Activity (Time Permitting): Create a Custom Search Engine for Your Students

With a small group, choose a topic to research - preferably something relevant to your 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.

Google Teacher Academy Resources from Googler Dan Russel:

Google Presentation

Things to Check Out Later:

Google Presentation

More helpful videos: