Monday, August 10, 2009

Teaching Search in the Classroom with Google

Innovative educators know that web search can serve as a remarkable research tool for students. Google knows too and they have been working to help educators teach search skills in the classroom. Working with Google Certified Teachers, Google produced an initial set of nine search education lessons that cover everything from developing criteria to clicking on the right results to succeeding with the most challenging searches. The lessons will help students and educators alike to get the most of Google search in the classroom. You can see for yourself at:

To introduce the lessons, Dan Russell, along with Google Certified Teachers Kathleen Ferenz, Cheryl Davis and Lucy Gray will discuss how to teach search in the classroom in a Google Webinar next week. Having developed
Google's Search Education Lessons, they will discuss how you can customize the contents to the needs of your class and how guide your in-class discussions. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, August 19 at 5PM. You can register online here and invite fellow educators to join.

If you liked this post you may want to read
Get Going with Google Apps in Your School.
The Free Technology for Teachers blog also suggests watching Common Craft's video Web Search Strategies in Plain English which is an excellent introduction to any lesson on web search. You can view the video in Dot Sub form below or watch it directly on Common Craft here.

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