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Monday, May 7, 2012

Google Search Education!

Google Logo officially released on May 2010Google Logo officially released on May 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)This week Google released it's Search Education pages to help students understand how to search Google effectively.  At my recent library workshop I explained how Google Advanced Search has gone all out to try and capture the library market, to make searching more effective and reliable, using refiners, by age, lexile level, copyright, and Boolean logic.  Now Google Search Education does way more!  Literacy lessons help you meet core U.S standards (not Canadian), broken down into levels of ease, including beginner, intermediate and advanced.  Understanding how to pick the right search terms, analysing search search results and refining searches are all part of excellent library training.  Evaluating your credibility of your sources is also covered! 

Teachers try out the Google A Day challenge and get your students excited about using technology in the classroom.   I am going to spend this week exploring the lesson plans and hopefully you will too:)

Check out this video for more information.

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  1. Google really has done a great job of covering all their bases, haven't they? We were just talking about their massive-ness (is that a word?) the other day! Thank you for sharing the resources you discover Pippa. :)

    Blessings to you!

  2. Hi Camille,
    You are welcome Camille:) I love sharing! Yes Google has learned a thing or two about pandering to the library world in its searching credibility. Still some work to do but way better than 5 years ago! Blessings to you too!


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