One of the Teacher Librarians who has helped me the most in my learning over the years is Barbara Braxton. This morning she shared this new Google tool in a list serve email and I now pass it on to you:
Google Sets allows you to insert a term and it will generate a list of words that are connected with that topic which can serve as an initial brainstorming activity for areas to be explored in relation to the topic. Each term was a hyperlink to websites about the topic.
For example ‘rainforests’ produced: rainforests, forest, nature, ecology, eucalypt forests, climate, semi arid, savanna, heathlands, woodlands, global warming, deserts, ecology research, environmental science, environmental issues
Give it a go – a great start for mind maps
“Go to Google, type in a search term, and then, when the
results display, click on More Options. Wonder Wheel is in the menu on the
left. I find this so useful for suggesting sub-topics and narrowing
The Timeline tool is also fascinating. Search for your town.” Thanks Barbara