Search- Information Literacy

"We want to make sure the thing you're looking for is on Google 100 percent of the time.
Eric SchmidtCEO Google

"We want to ensure that the Google you use today is better than the one you used yesterday." 
Marissa Mayer, Google VP Search Products & User Experience
Official Google Blog 5-5-10- Changes to the new Google User Interface

GWE Search

Search Activities

Scavenger Hunt

1. Take a guess at what each of the following searches will yield. Then, enter them into the Google Search Bar and see if you were correct. 

 weather Ely, Minnesota
 time in Edinburgh 
 movies 55410
 dollars to pounds
 pizza 55108
 define couthy
 Minnesota Twins
 earthquakes Haiti Frontier 113

2. When might you use the Wonder Wheel or Timeline with students? 

3. Search for a book that you recently read. Write a review of the book or try to locate a book that is on your "to read" list at a local library. 

4. Sometimes you may want students to only search specific sites. Try creating a custom search engine on a topic you teach. Custom Search Engine

5. What search strategies do you think that students need to learn?  Create a mini lesson with your content and curriculum to teach one of the search strategies.

6. Check out the resources on the left. Explore a topic of interest. Then, share with a partner. 


To Print (Crib Sheets)
Web Search
Specialized Search
 News Search    
 Multimedia Search                                                                                                
 Mobile Search                                                                                                 
 Search Lessons for Teachers                                                                             

Search lesson plans created by Google Certified Teachers that can be used as short modules in any curriculum. Lessons include plans and presentation. 

Check out this search presentation for Librarians. 

 Search Videos