Connections with OC: PD WorkshopPresentation Transcript
MakingConnectionswithOkanaganCollege Roën Janyk, Web Services Librarian Michelle Ward, Campus Librarian
Welcome! Introductions Agenda: Web 2.0 in the classroom Advanced internet search strategies Additional resources Experiment Tour
This is what we’re working with…
So what do you think? We need to “out Google” our students! Challenging given what you just saw?
Google! History Larry Page and Sergey Brin (founders) BackRub Becomes world’s largest SE How it works Googlebots (crawlers) Premise: Relevance, comprehensiveness, freshness, speed, ads
What does Google search & index? The visible web, not the deep or invisible web All different file types Google help guides: Basic1 Basic2 Exploring Google search options
Google’s Operators Operators OR, *, “ “, -site.com, ~, Google Scholar, Google Books, inurl:, intitle:, define:, link:, related: Exceptions Search by Language, file format, domain, date, safe search Words can reflect material or content types (such as abstract, research, analysis, database, citation, etc.) Type of file or item looking for (ie. News article, image)
Search Specificity (web search) Book Search: books about ____ Images: ___ pics or pictures (Teaching pics) Local Search: ___ city, town, zip code (Schools Kelowna) Movies: movies, movie name, Google suggest Music Products: productName(Computers) Number: UPC codes, FedEx, Patent numbers, UPS, area codes
Tips & Tricks Calculator Currency & cooking conversions Fill in the blank Public data Dictionary Time
Additional Google tools Google Webmaster Tools Google analytics Who links to you? Site stats Google toolbar Google custom SE
Safety Family safety centre Safe Search Filtering Under Global Preferences Great videos on the Family safety centre YouTube channel!
Additional Resources See handout Okanagan College Library Catalogue LibGuides Okanagan Regional Library Catalogue & Database access Children’s e-resources