Search Like a Pro - Lucy Gray - Tech Forum 2012

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My portion of a presentation on search given at Tech Forum Chicago 2012 on May 4, 2012. …

My portion of a presentation on search given at Tech Forum Chicago 2012 on May 4, 2012.

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  • 1. Search Like a Pro Lucy Gray • Tech Forum Chicago 2012 1
  • 2. Google’s Mission Online content Billions of web pages Offline content Billions of items becoming indexed To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
  • 3. A New Digital Divide • Those who know how to “think” about search vs. those don’t. • Those who know how to validate soft information vs. those don’t. • Those who know where to find information in new “hot” channels vs. those don’t. • Those who understand the current culture of informal languages vs. those don’t
  • 4. A New Digital Divide • Those who know how to get information to travel to them vs. those who still chase it. • Those who have the knowledge and skills to create and re-mix digital media vs. those who don’t. • Those that understand that learning is a continual process vs. those that view learning as achievement. -Helen Blowers, Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • 5. Guiding Thoughts • Search is the essential 21st century skill. • The responsibility of teaching search to kids lies within the entire school community. • How can educators help students to organize, access, and leverage their collection of information in useful ways?
  • 6. Did You Know? Parisian Love Story
  • 7. What’s Your Search Story? http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchStories
  • 8. Inside Web Search 8
  • 9. A Google A Day 9
  • 10. Chrome App 10
  • 11. Search Stories 11
  • 12. Search Education Hub 12 New!
  • 13. Dan Russell
  • 14. Control + F
  • 15. Organizing a Search • What is it I’m looking for? (think about common keywords) • How would someone else talk about it? (what words would they use? how would THEY describe it?) • Which of those terms would be most common? • Which of those terms would be very specialized to this topic? • What kind of thing would make me happy? (do I want a single web page, a definition, a collection, an image.... or … ?)
  • 16. http://youtu.be/F9dBn3aK4rw
  • 17. https://sites.google.com/site/gwebsearcheducation/
  • 18. Web Search Lessons 18
  • 19. http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/search/
  • 20. Help & Resources • Google Inside Search • Google Search Basics • Google Guide Quick Reference • Google in Education Diigo Group
  • 21. Conclusion • Plan on learning new skills. • Nothing stays constant on the web. • Search engines are continually improving. • New search tools are always being developed • Make research to be a part of everything that you do in the classroom. Teach and model this attitude to your students. • Help students and colleagues develop a research stance across content areas using News, Scholar, and Book Search. • Encourage your school or district to adopt search tools and strategies globally.