Improve Your Search Skills with Google Search Education
Google recently launched a website with resources teachers and librarians can use to improve student search strategy. The Google Search Education site includes many tools to help improve student search strategy and search results using the Google Search Engine. Lesson plans with practice search questions and activities are provided. For those who are interested in live demonstrations of the search techniques, the Live Training area includes videos with sample searches and discussions.
While Google Search Education was developed for improving student search strategy, there are a variety of tools librarians and other educators can benefit from. The A Google A Day Challenges are a fun way to test and improve your search skills. The site provides great resources for those who are interested in learning more about how to take their Google Search to the next level. All content and educational materials are developed by the Google Search team and provide some of the best information on how to get the most from Google.
The site also provides access to free online Google Search classes including Advanced Google Power Searching (registration required), a two week online class which starts today, January 23, 2013. A link is provided to videos and lessons from the previous class Power Searching with Google.