Webinar Recording



The Crib Sheets:

Google News
Bonus: Posters for your classroom.

15 Second Search Tips Videos (from Google)

The Tools:

Web Search
Search Options
    • Don't miss Latest, Wonderwheel, and Timeline!
    • Image Swirl, the new image search feature similar to Wonderwheel.

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 Searches
    • Personalized Search Engine
    • Adding Sites
    • Refinements
    • Collaborations
    • ACTIVITY#3: Let's create a Custom Search Engine on Technology Integration together.

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
  • To prepare for our session next week, please take a moment to create a Google Account prior to the beginning of the webinar.
    Need help?  No problem, follow the steps on this page.

Next Week...
  • Google Docs and Spreadsheets
  • In preparation for our future sessions together, please create a free Gmail or free Google Account if you do not already have one.  If you prefer not to have another e-mail address, you can choose the Google Account; otherwise, I would suggest creating a Gmail account.

    To create a Gmail account:
    1. Visit
    2. Click on "Create an account" in the lower right.
    3. Follow the instructions.

    To create a Google Account:  
  • Visit
  • Enter your current email address 
  • Choose a password
  • Once you've finished registering, you'll receive a verification email. Click the link in that email to complete the verification process.

NOTE: All Gmail accounts are also Google accounts. You can also create a Google account using a different existing email, so not all Google accounts are Gmail accounts.  (If that confuses you, flip a coin and go with the result - either works fine for what we'll be doing.)

  • Please submit your Gmail or Google Account address to the Lead Learner using this form: 

Gmail or Google Account Address