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Tools and Resources
Supporting Effective Search
Lucy Gray
Connecticut Educators Computer Association
Conference
October 18...
Guiding Thoughts
• Search is the essential 21st century skill.
• The responsibility of teaching search to
kids lies within...
Agenda
• Leveraging Google Search Tools
• The Art of Search
• Scaffolding Searches with yolink
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Google’s Mission
Online content
Billions of web pages
Offline content
Billions of items becoming
indexed
To organize the wo...
A New Digital Divide
• Those who know how to “think” about
search vs. those don’t.
• Those who know how to validate soft
i...
A New Digital Divide
• Those who know how to get information to travel
to them vs. those who still chase it.
• Those who h...
DidYou Know?
http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchStories
7Monday, October 18, 2010
About Search Tools
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• Everything is searchable.
• Control + F is incredibly useful.
• Nothing stays constant on the web.
• Advanced Search and...
Understanding Search
Options
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Everything
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Options
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Images
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Teal Images
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Videos 15Monday, October 18, 2010
Maps
16Monday, October 18, 2010
News 17Monday, October 18, 2010
Shopping 18Monday, October 18, 2010
Books
19Monday, October 18, 2010
Blogs
20Monday, October 18, 2010
Twitter
21Monday, October 18, 2010
Nearby
22Monday, October 18, 2010
Related
23Monday, October 18, 2010
Timeline
24Monday, October 18, 2010
Translated
25Monday, October 18, 2010
News
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News
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Headlines
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Share
29Monday, October 18, 2010
Images30Monday, October 18, 2010
Fast Flip
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Customized
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Local
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Advanced
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Search
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Custom Range
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Located at the bottom
of a news search page
RSS & Email Alerts
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Scholar
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Advanced
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Preferences43Monday, October 18, 2010
Preferences
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Book Search
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Search47Monday, October 18, 2010
Advanced48Monday, October 18, 2010
Advanced
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Book
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About This Book
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About This Book
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About This Book
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About This Book
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About This Book
55Monday, October 18, 2010
WorldCat
56Monday, October 18, 2010
My Library
57Monday, October 18, 2010
Bookshelf
58Monday, October 18, 2010
Google’s Search
Curriculum
59Monday, October 18, 2010
Dan Russell
60Monday, October 18, 2010
Control + F
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Creative Commons
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http://www.yolinkeducation.com/education/iste/creative.jsp
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The Art of Search
73Monday, October 18, 2010
Organizing a Search
• What is it I’m looking for?
(think about common keywords)
• How would someone else talk about it?
(w...
Keyword Choice
• Think about what you are trying to find
• Choose words that you think will appear on the
page
• Put yourse...
Other Search Tips
• Use specifiers
• Example: [Connecticut population wikipedia]
• Try an image search when normal means fa...
Help
• Google Search Basics
• Advanced Search Tips
• Explore Google Search
• Google Guide Quick Reference
77Monday, Octobe...
yolink
78Monday, October 18, 2010
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yolink search does the work so you don’t have
to.
Let me tell you what that means…
80Monday, October 18, 2010
Save Time – Find Better Information.
Unstructured and structured
content
Reveals key information from
unwieldy results
Mul...
To DoingFrom Searching
Keywords
10 Blue Links
Multiple Clicks
Content in Context
Blocks of Information
Actionable in one-c...
83Monday, October 18, 2010
yolink API,Widgets
84Monday, October 18, 2010
yolink Resources
• Main site
• http://yolinkeducation.com
• ISTE Lessons, Slideshows & Resources
• http://www.yolinkeducat...
Conclusion
• Plan on learning new skills.
• Nothing stays constant on the web.
• Search engines are continually improving....
Lucy’s Resources
• High Techpectations: http://lucygray.org
• Google in Education Diigo
• Find me on delicious, diigo, etc...
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October 18, 2010

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  1. 1. Tools and Resources Supporting Effective Search Lucy Gray Connecticut Educators Computer Association Conference October 18, 2010 1Monday, October 18, 2010
  2. 2. 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? 2Monday, October 18, 2010
  3. 3. Agenda • Leveraging Google Search Tools • The Art of Search • Scaffolding Searches with yolink 3Monday, October 18, 2010
  4. 4. 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. 4Monday, October 18, 2010
  5. 5. 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 5Monday, October 18, 2010
  6. 6. 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 6Monday, October 18, 2010
  7. 7. DidYou Know? http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchStories 7Monday, October 18, 2010
  8. 8. About Search Tools 8Monday, October 18, 2010
  9. 9. • Everything is searchable. • Control + F is incredibly useful. • Nothing stays constant on the web. • Advanced Search and Preferences are available with each product. • RSS feeds are usually also available. • Just about every product has a team blog. 9Monday, October 18, 2010
  10. 10. Understanding Search Options 10Monday, October 18, 2010
  11. 11. Everything 11Monday, October 18, 2010
  12. 12. Options 12Monday, October 18, 2010
  13. 13. Images 13Monday, October 18, 2010
  14. 14. Teal Images 14Monday, October 18, 2010
  15. 15. Videos 15Monday, October 18, 2010
  16. 16. Maps 16Monday, October 18, 2010
  17. 17. News 17Monday, October 18, 2010
  18. 18. Shopping 18Monday, October 18, 2010
  19. 19. Books 19Monday, October 18, 2010
  20. 20. Blogs 20Monday, October 18, 2010
  21. 21. Twitter 21Monday, October 18, 2010
  22. 22. Nearby 22Monday, October 18, 2010
  23. 23. Related 23Monday, October 18, 2010
  24. 24. Timeline 24Monday, October 18, 2010
  25. 25. Translated 25Monday, October 18, 2010
  26. 26. News 26Monday, October 18, 2010
  27. 27. News 27Monday, October 18, 2010
  28. 28. Headlines 28Monday, October 18, 2010
  29. 29. Share 29Monday, October 18, 2010
  30. 30. Images30Monday, October 18, 2010
  31. 31. Fast Flip 31Monday, October 18, 2010
  32. 32. Customized 32Monday, October 18, 2010
  33. 33. Local 33Monday, October 18, 2010
  34. 34. Advanced 34Monday, October 18, 2010
  35. 35. Search 35Monday, October 18, 2010
  36. 36. Custom Range 36Monday, October 18, 2010
  37. 37. Located at the bottom of a news search page RSS & Email Alerts 37Monday, October 18, 2010
  38. 38. Scholar 38Monday, October 18, 2010
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  41. 41. 41Monday, October 18, 2010
  42. 42. Advanced 42Monday, October 18, 2010
  43. 43. Preferences43Monday, October 18, 2010
  44. 44. Preferences 44Monday, October 18, 2010
  45. 45. Book Search 45Monday, October 18, 2010
  46. 46. 46Monday, October 18, 2010
  47. 47. Search47Monday, October 18, 2010
  48. 48. Advanced48Monday, October 18, 2010
  49. 49. Advanced 49Monday, October 18, 2010
  50. 50. Book 50Monday, October 18, 2010
  51. 51. About This Book 51Monday, October 18, 2010
  52. 52. About This Book 52Monday, October 18, 2010
  53. 53. About This Book 53Monday, October 18, 2010
  54. 54. About This Book 54Monday, October 18, 2010
  55. 55. About This Book 55Monday, October 18, 2010
  56. 56. WorldCat 56Monday, October 18, 2010
  57. 57. My Library 57Monday, October 18, 2010
  58. 58. Bookshelf 58Monday, October 18, 2010
  59. 59. Google’s Search Curriculum 59Monday, October 18, 2010
  60. 60. Dan Russell 60Monday, October 18, 2010
  61. 61. Control + F 61Monday, October 18, 2010
  62. 62. 62Monday, October 18, 2010
  63. 63. 63Monday, October 18, 2010
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  70. 70. Creative Commons 70Monday, October 18, 2010
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  72. 72. http://www.yolinkeducation.com/education/iste/creative.jsp 72Monday, October 18, 2010
  73. 73. The Art of Search 73Monday, October 18, 2010
  74. 74. 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 … ?) 74Monday, October 18, 2010
  75. 75. Keyword Choice • Think about what you are trying to find • Choose words that you think will appear on the page • Put yourself in the mindset of the author of those words • Use synonyms • Start broad and use just a few words, then go deep • Use contextual terms 75Monday, October 18, 2010
  76. 76. Other Search Tips • Use specifiers • Example: [Connecticut population wikipedia] • Try an image search when normal means fail, you might find something that will be useful or spark your interest in a different way. • Word order matters—when it’s not working one way, try another. • When searching for common phrases, don’t leave out the “stop words.” (e.g., [ Lord of the Rings] ) • Use double quotes to find a particular sequence of words • Example:“Daniel M Russell” or “Palo Alto Library” 76Monday, October 18, 2010
  77. 77. Help • Google Search Basics • Advanced Search Tips • Explore Google Search • Google Guide Quick Reference 77Monday, October 18, 2010
  78. 78. yolink 78Monday, October 18, 2010
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  80. 80. yolink search does the work so you don’t have to. Let me tell you what that means… 80Monday, October 18, 2010
  81. 81. Save Time – Find Better Information. Unstructured and structured content Reveals key information from unwieldy results Multiple steps executed at once Share and Create Applies logic, and goes to work. 81Monday, October 18, 2010
  82. 82. To DoingFrom Searching Keywords 10 Blue Links Multiple Clicks Content in Context Blocks of Information Actionable in one-click 82Monday, October 18, 2010
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  84. 84. yolink API,Widgets 84Monday, October 18, 2010
  85. 85. yolink Resources • Main site • http://yolinkeducation.com • ISTE Lessons, Slideshows & Resources • http://www.yolinkeducation.com/education/iste/ • Find yolink on Facebook,Twitter, Slideshare, Blogger,YouTube • http://www.facebook.com/yolink • http://twitter.com/yolinkeducation • http://www.slideshare.net/yolinkeducation • http://yolinkedu.blogspot.com/ • http://www.youtube.com/user/yolinkVideos 85Monday, October 18, 2010
  86. 86. 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. 86Monday, October 18, 2010
  87. 87. Lucy’s Resources • High Techpectations: http://lucygray.org • Google in Education Diigo • Find me on delicious, diigo, etc: elemenous • Email: elemenous@gmail.com 87Monday, October 18, 2010
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