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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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    Search Like a Pro - Lucy Gray - Tech Forum 2012 Search Like a Pro - Lucy Gray - Tech Forum 2012 Presentation Transcript

    • Search Like a Pro Lucy Gray • Tech Forum Chicago 2012 1
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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?
    • Did You Know? Parisian Love Story
    • What’s Your Search Story? http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchStories
    • Inside Web Search 8
    • A Google A Day 9
    • Chrome App 10
    • Search Stories 11
    • Search Education Hub 12 New!
    • Dan Russell
    • Control + F
    • 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 … ?)
    • http://youtu.be/F9dBn3aK4rw
    • https://sites.google.com/site/gwebsearcheducation/
    • Web Search Lessons 18
    • http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/search/
    • Help & Resources • Google Inside Search • Google Search Basics • Google Guide Quick Reference • Google in Education Diigo Group
    • 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.