The secrets to becoming aWhite belt   Green belt   Black belt   Google master
Why should you be a Google Ninja?
Why should you be a Google Ninja?Find more teaching resources
Why should you be a Google Ninja?Find more teaching resourcesSave time searching
Why should you be a Google Ninja?Find more teaching resourcesSave time searchingTeach yourself anything – be a life-long l...
Why should you be a Google Ninja?Find more teaching resourcesSave time searchingTeach yourself anything – be a life-long l...
Student Google Ninja’s
Student Google Ninja’sbetter info in less time = greater success in...
Student Google Ninja’sbetter info in less time = greater success in...                  ...School, jobs, LIFE.
Student Google Ninja’sCreate LEARNERS for LIFE
OVERVIEWHow Google Search Works      Browser Tips    Search StrategiesDifferent Google Databases  Beyond Google SearchTeac...
How the Magic Google Box Works
How do I find out howGoogle Search Works?
how google search works
how google search works                          and beyond!
The search engine finds the best matches                  daddy I want a pony URL Title of the webpage The number of times...
Browser Tips
Speed your Search!Browse twice as many results - right click and "Open new tab"
Speed your Search!This cuts down on the time wasted waiting for pages to load,and hitting the back button to return to you...
Find what you want on the pageNo matter what browser you have, Ctrl f brings upthe "Find on page" search box
Go easy on the eyesBrowser Controls:F11 Full pageCtrl + MagnifyCtrl - ShrinkCtrl 0 Original Size
Search Strategies
cast a wide net
keep it simple
However – some searches are far too broad!               cells
Refining Search
Search results often returns millions of results!                 cells
Refine your search
Imagine what words are on a website thathas the information you are looking for.....
Imagine what words are on a website thathas the information you are looking for.....               Cells worksheet        ...
Refining Search                      cells lesson plan The more definitive the search terms, the more likely you are to fi...
Refining Search             cells “lesson plan” “year 9”
What counts in the SEARCH box?
What COUNTS???•Punctuation?•Word Order?•Capitalisation?•Spelling? organisation....organization
Punctuation?
Punctuation?
Word Order?
Capitalisation?
Spelling?
Spelling?Googles spell checker automatically defaults to the most commonspelling of a given word, whether or not you spell...
Google Operators                     define Access a range of dictionary definitions for a word.
Refining Search- define function   define irony
Google Operators                      filetype: This specifies only certain types of files in the search results.   Docume...
Google Operators
Google Operators                  microscope filetype:swf swf is a flash program – often interactive
Google Operators                      site:  This specifies to search within a specific website or  specific domains.
Google Operators                    site: .au  .au only searches Australian websites  .uk United Kingdom websites  .nz New...
Google Operators                      site: britannica.com  This specifies to search within a specific website or  specifi...
Google Operators                    site: .gov  Only searches websites with .gov URL ending  .com company sites  .edu educ...
Google Operators                 biology exam site:.vic.edu.au  Eg .vic.edu.au, nsw.edu.au, qld.edu.au.....
Google Operators                    related:www.asms.sa.edu.au  Finds related sites to the URL
Google Operators                      -Excluding words : MinusThis omits any page that carries the excluded word
Google Operators                      jaguar -carExcluding words : MinusThis omits any page that carries the excluded word
Googles left panel                More search tools
Googles left panel                More search tools
Googles left panel                      Reading level
Reading level
Reading level         = Primary level                  = Secondary level                = Tertiary level
Reading level
Googles left panel                      Related searches
Related Search                 Related searches
Related Search                 Related searches
Related Search                 Related searches
Googles left panel                      Time range
Googles left panel                      I’m trying to find a page                      I have already visited...
Googles left panel                      Use the exact words as I have                      typed them
Tricks!
Tricks!
Tricks!
Tricks!
Tricks!
Tricks!
Tricks!
Tricks!
Tricks!
Different Google Databases
Different   stuff
Different                      stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar,
Different                        stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recipe...
Different                         stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recip...
Different                         stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recip...
Different                             stuff More databases:    images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archiv...
Different                         stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recip...
Different                         stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recip...
Different                         stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recip...
Different                         stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recip...
Different                         stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recip...
Different Google Databases A brief look at • images • videos • insights
Google images - similar images
Google images - similar images
Google images - similar images
Google image left panel
sweet search
Google video search
Google Insights for Search
Think of a topic you are about to teach:
Find 3 things that are relevant to you :
Try using filetype: doc/docx/pdf/ppt/pptx Site: (try au/nz/gove/edu/sa.edu.au)Try using quotation marks or removing unwant...
Teaching Search Resources
Search Engine Evangelism Sitehttp://sites.google.com/site/gwebsearcheducation/Google Inside Searchhttp://www.google.com/in...
Free (and Easy) Web Tools
VisuwordsVisual Thesaurus – online graphical dictionary
Quizlet
Bubbl.usBrainstorming Tool
Tag Galaxy
Paper Rater
Free Online Graph Paper
TagxedoA Standard
Google Search
Google Search
Google Search
Google Search
Google Search
Google Search
Google Search
Google Search
Google Search
Google Search
Google Search
Google Search
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Google Search

  1. 1. The secrets to becoming aWhite belt Green belt Black belt Google master
  2. 2. Why should you be a Google Ninja?
  3. 3. Why should you be a Google Ninja?Find more teaching resources
  4. 4. Why should you be a Google Ninja?Find more teaching resourcesSave time searching
  5. 5. Why should you be a Google Ninja?Find more teaching resourcesSave time searchingTeach yourself anything – be a life-long learner
  6. 6. Why should you be a Google Ninja?Find more teaching resourcesSave time searchingTeach yourself anything – be a life-long learnerTeach your students to be Google Ninjas...
  7. 7. Student Google Ninja’s
  8. 8. Student Google Ninja’sbetter info in less time = greater success in...
  9. 9. Student Google Ninja’sbetter info in less time = greater success in... ...School, jobs, LIFE.
  10. 10. Student Google Ninja’sCreate LEARNERS for LIFE
  11. 11. OVERVIEWHow Google Search Works Browser Tips Search StrategiesDifferent Google Databases Beyond Google SearchTeaching Search Resources
  12. 12. How the Magic Google Box Works
  13. 13. How do I find out howGoogle Search Works?
  14. 14. how google search works
  15. 15. how google search works and beyond!
  16. 16. The search engine finds the best matches daddy I want a pony URL Title of the webpage The number of times the words appear on the page Related words eg father and horse Page rank (the number of links to the page) Page quality
  17. 17. Browser Tips
  18. 18. Speed your Search!Browse twice as many results - right click and "Open new tab"
  19. 19. Speed your Search!This cuts down on the time wasted waiting for pages to load,and hitting the back button to return to your search
  20. 20. Find what you want on the pageNo matter what browser you have, Ctrl f brings upthe "Find on page" search box
  21. 21. Go easy on the eyesBrowser Controls:F11 Full pageCtrl + MagnifyCtrl - ShrinkCtrl 0 Original Size
  22. 22. Search Strategies
  23. 23. cast a wide net
  24. 24. keep it simple
  25. 25. However – some searches are far too broad! cells
  26. 26. Refining Search
  27. 27. Search results often returns millions of results! cells
  28. 28. Refine your search
  29. 29. Imagine what words are on a website thathas the information you are looking for.....
  30. 30. Imagine what words are on a website thathas the information you are looking for..... Cells worksheet Cells experiment Cells lesson plan year 11 Make a cell activity Cells flash interactive Microscope tutorial interactive Cells flashcards Cells multiple choice test
  31. 31. Refining Search cells lesson plan The more definitive the search terms, the more likely you are to find what you are looking for cells cells lesson plan >
  32. 32. Refining Search cells “lesson plan” “year 9”
  33. 33. What counts in the SEARCH box?
  34. 34. What COUNTS???•Punctuation?•Word Order?•Capitalisation?•Spelling? organisation....organization
  35. 35. Punctuation?
  36. 36. Punctuation?
  37. 37. Word Order?
  38. 38. Capitalisation?
  39. 39. Spelling?
  40. 40. Spelling?Googles spell checker automatically defaults to the most commonspelling of a given word, whether or not you spell it correctly.
  41. 41. Google Operators define Access a range of dictionary definitions for a word.
  42. 42. Refining Search- define function define irony
  43. 43. Google Operators filetype: This specifies only certain types of files in the search results. Document types: doc, docx pdf ppt, pptx xls swf (my fav)
  44. 44. Google Operators
  45. 45. Google Operators microscope filetype:swf swf is a flash program – often interactive
  46. 46. Google Operators site: This specifies to search within a specific website or specific domains.
  47. 47. Google Operators site: .au .au only searches Australian websites .uk United Kingdom websites .nz New Zealand websites
  48. 48. Google Operators site: britannica.com This specifies to search within a specific website or specific domains.
  49. 49. Google Operators site: .gov Only searches websites with .gov URL ending .com company sites .edu education sites
  50. 50. Google Operators biology exam site:.vic.edu.au Eg .vic.edu.au, nsw.edu.au, qld.edu.au.....
  51. 51. Google Operators related:www.asms.sa.edu.au Finds related sites to the URL
  52. 52. Google Operators -Excluding words : MinusThis omits any page that carries the excluded word
  53. 53. Google Operators jaguar -carExcluding words : MinusThis omits any page that carries the excluded word
  54. 54. Googles left panel More search tools
  55. 55. Googles left panel More search tools
  56. 56. Googles left panel Reading level
  57. 57. Reading level
  58. 58. Reading level = Primary level = Secondary level = Tertiary level
  59. 59. Reading level
  60. 60. Googles left panel Related searches
  61. 61. Related Search Related searches
  62. 62. Related Search Related searches
  63. 63. Related Search Related searches
  64. 64. Googles left panel Time range
  65. 65. Googles left panel I’m trying to find a page I have already visited...
  66. 66. Googles left panel Use the exact words as I have typed them
  67. 67. Tricks!
  68. 68. Tricks!
  69. 69. Tricks!
  70. 70. Tricks!
  71. 71. Tricks!
  72. 72. Tricks!
  73. 73. Tricks!
  74. 74. Tricks!
  75. 75. Tricks!
  76. 76. Different Google Databases
  77. 77. Different stuff
  78. 78. Different stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar,
  79. 79. Different stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recipes, fonts, insights,
  80. 80. Different stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recipes, fonts, insights, life magazine photo archive, flu trends.
  81. 81. Different stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recipes, fonts, insights, life magazine photo archive, flu trends. Other Google Stuff:
  82. 82. Different stuff More databases: images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recipes, fonts, insights, life magazine photo archive, flu trends. Other Google Stuff: Gmail, Calendar, Sites, Translate, Picasa, Blogger,
  83. 83. Different stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recipes, fonts, insights, life magazine photo archive, flu trends. Other Google Stuff: Gmail, Calendar, Sites, Translate, Picasa, Blogger, iGoogle, Chrome, YouTube, SketchUp, Picnik, Talk, Plus,
  84. 84. Different stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recipes, fonts, insights, life magazine photo archive, flu trends. Other Google Stuff: Gmail, Calendar, Sites, Translate, Picasa, Blogger, iGoogle, Chrome, YouTube, SketchUp, Picnik, Talk, Plus, Earth, Ocean, Sky, Moon, Mars,
  85. 85. Different stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recipes, fonts, insights, life magazine photo archive, flu trends. Other Google Stuff: Gmail, Calendar, Sites, Translate, Picasa, Blogger, iGoogle, Chrome, YouTube, SketchUp, Picnik, Talk, Plus, Earth, Ocean, Sky, Moon, Mars, Docs (docs, presentations, spreadsheets, drawing, forms)
  86. 86. Different stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recipes, fonts, insights, life magazine photo archive, flu trends. Other Google Stuff: Gmail, Calendar, Sites, Translate, Picasa, Blogger, iGoogle, Chrome, YouTube, SketchUp, Picnik, Talk, Plus, Earth, Ocean, Sky, Moon, Mars, Docs (docs, presentations, spreadsheets, drawing, forms) Google Apps for Education
  87. 87. Different stuff More databases:images, books, video, maps, scholar, news, newspaper archive, recipes, fonts, insights, life magazine photo archive, flu trends. Other Google Stuff: Gmail, Calendar, Sites, Translate, Picasa, Blogger, iGoogle, Chrome, YouTube, SketchUp, Picnik, Talk, Plus, Earth, Ocean, Sky, Moon, Mars, Docs (docs, presentations, spreadsheets, drawing, forms) Google Apps for Education
  88. 88. Different Google Databases A brief look at • images • videos • insights
  89. 89. Google images - similar images
  90. 90. Google images - similar images
  91. 91. Google images - similar images
  92. 92. Google image left panel
  93. 93. sweet search
  94. 94. Google video search
  95. 95. Google Insights for Search
  96. 96. Think of a topic you are about to teach:
  97. 97. Find 3 things that are relevant to you :
  98. 98. Try using filetype: doc/docx/pdf/ppt/pptx Site: (try au/nz/gove/edu/sa.edu.au)Try using quotation marks or removing unwanted search results using subtract-Try the left hand panel: reading level, related searches, time range, verbatim.
  99. 99. Teaching Search Resources
  100. 100. Search Engine Evangelism Sitehttp://sites.google.com/site/gwebsearcheducation/Google Inside Searchhttp://www.google.com/insidesearch/Google-a-dayhttp://www.agoogleaday.com/Use a metacognitive search map…
  101. 101. Free (and Easy) Web Tools
  102. 102. VisuwordsVisual Thesaurus – online graphical dictionary
  103. 103. Quizlet
  104. 104. Bubbl.usBrainstorming Tool
  105. 105. Tag Galaxy
  106. 106. Paper Rater
  107. 107. Free Online Graph Paper
  108. 108. TagxedoA Standard
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