GWE Toronto

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 M4B 1B6
dollars to pounds
 pizza 55108
 define couthy
 Minnesota Wild
 earthquakes Indonesia Delta 6598

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