Daniel Russell’s awesome Google search techniques http://bit.ly/1e8537f How to solve impossible problems: Daniel Russell’s awesome Google search techniques
There are plenty of Google search cheat sheets floating around. But it’s not often you get to hear advice directly from someone at Google who offers you his favorite search tools, methods and perspectives to help you find the impossible.
Google's Search Lessons | A Google a Day in the classroom http://www.google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation/lessons.html With more and more of the world's content online, it is critical that students understand how to effectively use web search to find quality sources appropriate to their task. We've created a series of lessons to help you guide your students to use search meaningfully in their schoolwork and beyond.
On this page, you'll find Search Literacy lessons and A Google A Day classroom challenges. Our search literacy lessons help you meet the new Common Core State Standards and are broken down based on level of expertise in search: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced.
A Google A Day challenges help your students put their search skills to the test, and to get your classroom engaged and excited about using technology to discover the world around them.
Search Challenges http://21cif.com/tutorials/challenge/ Search Challenges
Dozens of Search Challenges are available on demand to challenge and test students' abilities.
Timed and untimed Search Challenges isolate searching skills from keyword selection to database selection, the use of operators to search strategy to evaluation of credibility.
Google Correlate http://www.google.com/trends/correlate Google Correlate finds search patterns which correspond with real-world trends.
Many search terms vary in popularity over time. To find terms that vary in a similar way to your own time series, enter your data using the link above. Or take a look at these examples to see which search terms ...
Google Search Education [Lesson Plans / Training] http://www.google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation/ Google Search Education [Lesson Plans / Training]
Help your students become better searchers
Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners.
With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they're just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.
15 Ways to Use Google Search in Class http://blog.simplek12.com/technology/google-search-in-class/ 15 Ways to Use Google Search in Class
Sure... you know about Google Search. But are you using it effectively and creatively in your classroom? I just completed a course called Search with Google inside of the Teacher Learning Community and it gave me some real-life, practical examples of how I might use this in a classroom setting.
A Google a day http://www.agoogleaday.com/#game=started A Google a day
Crack the question using the full range of Google search techniques in the search box above the question.
Show us your best shot and we'll tell you if you're right or need to keep searching...
Find out all the nifty Google search tricks at insidesearch.
Internet Search Challenge http://internetsearchchallenge.blogspot.com/ Internet Search Challenge
Retrieving the information you need from the Internet can be challenging.
Internet Search Challenges provide practice and demonstrate techniques to improve your search results and find credible information. This blog introduces new challenges, discusses the difficulties and how they may be overcome.
Google is not the last word in information http://bit.ly/dsyvSg Google is not the last word in information
Internet Search Challenges http://21cif.com/tutorials/challenge/searchchallengeguide.html Internet Search Challenges
Each Search Challenge is developed around one or more search techniques or strategies.
By design, Search Challenges combine live Internet searching and a game-like format.
The result is an authentic experience that gives learners a reasonable assessment of their digital searching skills.
YouTube Search Stories http://www.youtube.com/user/searchstories YouTube Search Stories
I suspect this application has use not only in digital storytelling but also teaching about search and giving students some new search experiences (in YouTube).
Every search is a quest. Every quest is a story.
These videos show that anyone can do anything when paired with the power of search.
Beyond Google http://bit.ly/98LF6i Beyond Google
15 tools and strategies to help your colleagues and students use more than the first page of Google search results.
How to Benefit from Google Social Search http://bit.ly/aiXxQW How to Benefit from Google Social Search
Google Social Search pulls together information from blogs and social networking sites about the topic you are searching on.
What’s special about it, is that it pulls together information on that topics, posted by your contacts and friends. The purpose for this is that you are accessing information posted by people you already know, and trust.
Search Challenges http://21cif.com/rkit/actionzone/ Specific search challenges to give greater focus and purpose to a lesson.
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Google Web Search - Lessons and Resources http://www.google.com/educators/p_websearch.html Google Web Search - Classroom Lessons and Resources
Web search can be a remarkable research tool for students - and we've heard from educators that they could use some help to teach better search skills in their classroom.
These 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.
Explore Google Search http://www.google.com/landing/searchtips/ Explore Google Search
Search is at the heart of everything we do at Google. Our engineers work every day to solve the hardest search problems, and thus improve your online experience.
Here's a glimpse at what they do, the features they've built and the remarkable user stories that inspire our work.
Safe Searching Lesson at Kidsmart http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/safesearching/ Safe Searching Lesson/Advice/Quiz at Kidsmart
You can find almost anything you want to, from TV shows to sports results and homework help online. Carry on reading to get some top tips on how to search online and get SMART results.
Google Search Posters http://www.google.com/edu/ Google Search Posters
Want to help out students and colleagues with handy tips on improving search results and using popular Google products like Google Earth?
Just print out these posters and hang them where everyone can see them.
Bare Bones 101 http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/pages/bones/bones.shtml Bare Bones 101 .. tutorial to searching the web
You can zip through these lessons in no time, any time. They are very short and succinct; each can be read in a few minutes. Feel free to jump in wherever you like, skip what you don't want to read, and come back whenever you need to.
The information contained in the following lessons is truly "bare bones," designed to get you started in the right direction with a minimum of time and effort. For more comprehensive and detailed help on searching the Web, consult our recommended list of sites in Lesson 20 at the end of this tutorial
Web Search Strategies in Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com/search Web Search Strategies in Plain English ... video
"Web Search Strategies" introduces the best ways to use search engines to find information on the web.
The video uses real-world examples that illustrate ways to reduce useless results.
The video includes:
-How search engines work
-Picking the right key words
-Using quotes and the minus sign
-Combinations of strategies
Google: Improve Your Search Experience http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/features.html Google: Improve Your Search Experience
In addition to providing easy access to billions of web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for. Some of our most popular features are listed below
Google : Using Web Search: More Search Help http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=136861 Google : Using Web Search: More Search Help
The Basic Search Help article covers all the most common issues, but sometimes you need a little bit more power.
This document will highlight the more advanced features of Google Web Search. Have in mind though that even very advanced searchers, such as the members of the search group at Google, use these features less than 5% of the time.
Basic simple search is often enough.
Google Web Search Help http://www.google.com/support/websearch/ Google Web Search Help
Basic Search Help | Google Web Search | Troubleshooting Guide | Search history and settings | Features | Trouble connecting |
Using Web Search: Basic Search Help http://tinyurl.com/dk4toz Using Web Search: Basic Search Help
Search is simple: just type whatever comes to mind in the search box, hit Enter or click on the Google Search button, and Google will search the web for pages that are relevant to your query.
Most of the time you'll find exactly what you were looking for with just a basic query. However the following tips can help you refine your technique to make the most of your searches.
Using Boolean operators http://21cif.com/rkit/newRkit/operators.html Using Boolean operators and advanced operators to best advantage
A brilliant set (kit) of resources not only giving explanations but also including Podcasts, resources, downloads and
Interactive tutorial introduces and explains how AND, OR, NOT and Quotes work.
Searching online : Kit http://21cif.com/rkit/newRkit/gettingstarted.html Searching online : Kit
This Kit contains articles and activities to start a search on the right path. Topics include:
• Understanding the purpose of the search
• Identifying best search choices based on information already known
• Understanding the difference between searching and browsing
• Browsing information archived in a subject directory
• Searching the Deep Web
Search Challenges http://21cif.com/rkitp/course/elementaryworkshop/searchChallenges.html Search Challenges .. recommended
Use these live challenges to reinforce concepts of knowing where to search, keyword selection and finding better keywords in snippets.
These challenges are timed and provide feedback about accuracy.
Kermit Challenge (search engine)
Apollo 8 Challenge (search engine)
Lego Lady Challenge (search engine)
Elephant Challenge (subject directory and browsing)
Spider Challenge (subject directory and browsing)
5 things about online searching http://21cif.com/rkitp/course/elementaryworkshop/fivethings.html Five things every child should understand about online searching before starting Middle School
-There are three ways to search online
-Effective searching depends on Keywords (choosing them thoughtfully produces the best results)
-The first thing you find is probably not the information you need
-The information you find may not be accurate. Use information only from trusted sources
-The information you find belongs to someone else--you need to give them credit
Using CC Search with Firefox http://search.creativecommons.org/ Using CC Search with Firefox
For a quick explanation of how to use this search with Firefox, including how to change your search engine ...