google search strategies

A Helpful Search Refinement Option for Students Studying Trending Topics – Education Article

Earlier this month I published Ten Search Strategies Students Should Try. An eleventh strategy that students can try when they are researching current events, trending topics, or any rapidly changing topic is to refine results according to publication date. In the following video I demonstrate how students can refine search results according to publication date. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by noreply@blogger.com (Richard Byrne) Read Full Article

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Two Image-based Search Challenges to Use With Your Students – Education Article

One of my favorite ways to reinforce the use of good search strategies to students is to show interesting pictures and have students try to make a long list of questions about what they see. Then I let the students try to find the answers to those questions. When they get stuck, I intervene to remind them of one of the search strategies that they have been taught. The other method that I use is to give students a bit…

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Ten Search Strategies Students Should Try – Education Article

Students often think that because they can type a phrase into Google or saying something aloud to Siri they know how to search. Of course, any teacher who has heard a student say “Google has nothing on this” or “there’s no information about my topic” knows that students don’t inherently know how to search despite growing up in a world filled with Google and Siri. When your students need help formulating or refining a search, have them review the following…

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The Benefits of Creating Google Alerts and How to Create Them – Education Article

For years I have recommended that teachers and students create Google Alerts to monitor their digital footprints. Google Alerts can notify you of new instances of your name being published online. Monitoring digital footprints isn’t the only use for Google Alerts. Google Alerts can also be useful in receiving a notification whenever a new article is published about a topic that you or your students are researching. Here’s an overview of what Google Alerts are and how to use them.…

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In Case You Forgot That Someone Is Always Watching…

From the pages of “Google knows when you are sleeping” comes Google’s latest search feature. Google has launched new activity cards for mobile search users. These new activity cards will appear at the top of your search page. The cards will suggest pages to you based on the last searches that you conducted. Google says the idea behind this new feature is to help people resume a previous search or retrace the steps of a previous search. You will be…

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