Monday, July 6, 2009

Google Search Lessons

from my Google PLN
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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.

The following 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.

~~~~~~ A little back story from Lucy Gray:
Cheryl, Kathleen Ferenz, and I worked with Googlers Sergio Civetta and Dan Russell to
develop a search curriculum for classrooms. It was published just as NECC started: It's based on Dan's work (he is a search expert and conducts research into the user experience) and we envisioned something practical and modular. The hope is that teachers will pick and choose lessons as needed to help their students become more effective searchers. If you caught Dan's booth presentations at NECC, you would understand that there is a mindset that's needed in order to arrive at good search
results. Kathleen, Cheryl and I really feel that this is something that needs to be taught and cultivated with our students on a regular basis throughout their academic careers. Each of the nine lessons has an overview and slides; in some cases, there are handouts as well.

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