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Even better search results: Getting to know Google search for education
Google makes it simple to find the information you need, but there are strategies for finding higher quality sources even more easily. Learn the basics of predictive search, a method for drawing on what you know about what you need to find it faster, including successful word choice and using the filters on the left-hand side of the screen to uncover information you never dreamed was possible.
Power searching: Advanced Google search for education
When you realize that the information you want will be a presentation or PDF, what can you do? How about when you find a great website without a good way to search it? Advanced predictive search elaborates on techniques for determining what your perfect source will look like, and employing advanced operators to uncover them even more efficiently.
Beyond the First Five Links
Looking for new ways to motivate students to look beyond the first five links in a search engine? Learn how Google's left-hand panel helps you sort and filter search results in ways that reveal compelling new sources, even without formulating complex queries. We take on a simple research assignment to discover how these tools encourage students to both engage with new forms of data visualization and explore the best resources, whether they come from the print or electronic world.
Modern search literacy: Leveraging literacies to get the most from popular tools
Once you've run your search, how do you interpret your results for the highest impact? As you determine where to click, or changes to make to your original search, there are a whole new set of skills to know. Using steppingstone resources effectively and navigating corpora, even knowing how to chain.Join us to discuss new ways to think about literacy online.
Sensemaking: Organizing information to gain better understanding
Sensemaking is what you do when you collect, organize and restructure information to come to some deeper understanding. I'll talk about ways that people do sensemaking, some best practices and how you can improve your sensemaking behavior.
Believe it or not: Authority and credibility of sources on the web
The web offers many new kinds of sources, but it can be difficult to judge their quality. Consider the role credibility plays in the research process, and learn about tools you can use to dig in and determine the authority of that great-looking source.
Tools for Assessing Authority on the Web
As student move more deeply into analyzing the credibility of their sources, there are a number of technical skills that can help them investigate who created a website and understand how to think about it.
Using Google Scholar and other Google resources for education
Learn how to use Google Scholar, your gateway to scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals, patents, court opinions, etc. Also explore other Google tools for scholarly research.
What educators should know about Creative Commons: An addition to copyright that makes sharing works easier
Creative Commons licensing allows content creators to pre-allow sharing in a specific set of ways. Learn more about helping students apply Creative Commons licensing to their works, and find works that are shared under Creative Commons. Presented by Esther Wojcicki, award-winning high school journalism teachers and Vice-Chair of Creative Commons.
Marketing: Librarians as web search experts
Librarians at Grand Valley State University offered a workshop to faculty called “Using Google Like a Librarian.” The deceptively simple idea of teaching faculty how to Google resulted in some of the most popular workshops the library has ever offered. Presented by librarians Colleen Lyon and Mary O'Kelly.
Writing Successful Queries Pt. I: Introduction to Predictive Search
Explore predictive search and learn to use advanced operators to write effective queries for searching on Google.
Writing Successful Queries Pt 2: Using Predictive Search to Teach Advanced Operators
Delve deeper into using advanced operators to find what you need with Google search.
Introduction to Using Google Maps in the Classroom
Did you know that you can use Google Maps to search by latitude and longitude, recreate the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and use Street View to take a walk through Times Square? In this webinar, we’ll cover the basics of Google Maps, from finding a place to finding your way, and discuss cool tricks and little-known features that will have you creating and editing maps of your own!
Providing faculty training when time is tight: favorite tools and tips
Professional development time for teachers is decreasing. Explore ideas and tools for learning how to save time or offer on-demand PD options. Presented by Fred Delventhal, Google Certified Teacher.