The Search segment will focus on things such as being able to locate timely relevant research (when needed for research-based decision making), discovering news about the school, and having updates on important topics come to you (as a way to save precious time).

"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


Time for the Google Scavenger Hunt! Click here to view it online or here to download the file in a format that will be happy on both PC's and Macs. Once home, feel free to print and share with your students. Need help? Check Google's Search Feature page.


With a partner, find a book in Books you would like students to have read before they graduate. Share what you two come up with with the other members of your team. Also take a few minutes to see what resources you can find that would help your students with research projects.

Getting Advanced

Google also makes it possible to filter results in ways that can be very helpful to students and teachers. There are language tools, ways to specify domain and file types, and some creative ways to look at results tied to related searches and timelines. Start with that little "Advanced Search" link to the right of the search field on the main page. Use what you find to try the following:
  1. Set your Google search page to French.
  2. Do a search that only taps the websites of universities. (Which universities did it check?)
  3. Find Power Point presentations on the Taj Mahal
For those moments when you want to know what terms commonly get searched with the one you're wielding at the moment, give the Wonder wheel a good look. Find it by doing a search, and then clicking on that "Show options" link you may never have noticed before:


Try both Wonder wheel and the Timeline options.  When might these be valuable for students?

    Custom Search Engine:

Time to explore the Google Custom Search Engine.

Take a look at this custom search engine created by another GCT: Asian News


Would this be a good tool for what you teach? What sites would you include? How would you find related sites to add in the future?

GWE Search


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. 

Classroom Activites
 Search Videos