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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic - Edudemic - 49 views

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    Overview of search skills with links to Google News Tutorial and a TED talk on the consequences of CustomSearchResults.
Jeff Yasinchuk

How to solve impossible problems: Daniel Russell's awesome Google search techniques - 41 views

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    This has some great information. Can someone show me an educational sight or app that I can use to develop my own skills in google searching? Maybe a game with scenarios such as Daniel Russell poses in this post.
Anne Weaver

Five Handy Things You Can Do with Google's New Knowledge Graph Search - 18 views

  • Find Recommendations for Movies, Music, Books, and TV
  • Find Cultural Events or Other Happenings
  • Know the Must-See Attractions When You Travel
  • ...2 more annotations...
  • Locate the Closest Post Office, Dry Cleaner, Italian Restaurant, and More
  • Find Out What Time It Is in Another City
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    Earlier this week, Google introduced Knowledge Graph, the company's new search technology that understands "things not strings" and adds rich and relevant details about your query in the sidebar of your search results. Here are five great things you can now do with a quick Google search.
James Whittle

Search Education - Google - 1 views

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    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.
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    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.
Angie Spann

Lesson Plans - Search Education - Google - 57 views

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    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.
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    I cannot wait to look through these in depth. I was just thinking my lessons needed a bit more umph! Thanks for sharing!
Anne Weaver

instaGrok | A new way to learn - 1 views

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    provides ideas for search terms to use
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    This site helps students come up with relevant search terms to use.
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    Search engine just for use in education.
Anne Weaver

Soovle - Let the web help. - 50 views

shared by Anne Weaver on 09 Dec 11 - Cached
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    Love this one, Anne!
James Whittle

Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can't Search | Wired Magazine | Wired.com - 42 views

  • Librarians are our national leaders in this fight; they’re the main ones trying to teach search skills to kids today.
  • kids grok the intricacies
  • A group of researchers led by College of Charleston business professor Bing
Anne Weaver

Information Investigator 3 by Carl Heine on Prezi - 17 views

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    What if every student (and educator) was a good online researcher?  I know, you don't have the time to teach information fluency skills.  What if you could get a significant advance is skills with just a 2 -3  hour time commitment?  Here's a great Prezi 'fly by" of the new Information Investigator 3.1 online self paced class.  Watch the presentation carefully to find the link to a free code to take the class for evaluation purposes. 
Caroline Roche

Incompetent Research Skills Curb Users' Problem Solving (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) - 40 views

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    A good short piece about how users search, and the importance of teaching information literacy in schools
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