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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Google Class on Power Searching

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.
Help your students and yourself become skilled searchers- whether just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.

I just signed up for this free class from the web-search giant Google Inc:

Google Power Searcher

Hone your search skills and become a Google Power Searcher. Sign up for our Power Searching with Google class - a free, online, community based course that starts on July 10 and runs until July 19.

They have a series of lesson plans posted on the site too such as: picking the right search terms, understanding search results,narrowing a search to get the best results, searching for evidence for research tasks, and evaluating credibility of research sites.

I know that I've learned about searching by the trial and error strategy, and I'm betting that I can benefit from these classes. What about YOU?




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