This linked infographic from Who Is Hosting This displays best search practice in order to get exactly you are looking for. A lot of students seem to fully rely on Google Search – learning how to search effectively would be very beneficial.
This site links to many online educational resources available for Science and Maths at Secondary level. As it develops it is set to become to become a starting point for students to discover resources of all types and all subject areas in the one place – specific to their educational needs.
Teachers and students can use Gooru to search for rich collections of multimedia resources, digital textbooks, videos, games and quizzes created by educators in the Gooru community.Gooru is free (of cost and ads) and developed by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to honor the human right to education.
Critical thinking skills are extremely important in order for students to be able to search and find relevant information to meet their research needs. This video clip states that there is now a new digital divide – “those that are able to search and those that are not able to search.” Google provides online tools, webinars and lesson plans to help teach students search skills.
Many students go straight to the search box without noticing the many extra tools that help to narrow the search field down to relevant information.
AND…Don’t forget that our school library offers Teacher Librarian support and seminars to improve information and digital literacy.
A fascinating article was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on the weekend. Besides describing how Google operates at its headquarters in California, it tells of where it is aiming to go in the next ten years.
From a collection of information sites to specifically selected, collected and disseminated knowledge….
Googlers are now being urged to understand that turning uncounted trillions of pieces of data into more trillions of pages of retrievable information was a mere baby step in a march towards something much grander and less tangible: the getting and disseminating of knowledge.
It means, effectively, teaching computers to think; to figure out precisely what a user might want to know, find it and then package it up so it can be digested in the shortest possible time and in the most useful possible manner.
Here is a YouTube clip showing how to use Google Wonder Wheel – use it for initial ideas upon which to build queries as you investigate a topic area.
Check this one out! Every site has been selected by research experts
This is a part of the site Finding Dulcinea: Librarian of the Internet with indexed links to many topics.