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This presentation was delivered to a Teacher Librarian network meeting (CLANS) in Melbourne, Australia, on September 1, 2011.

This presentation was delivered to a Teacher Librarian network meeting (CLANS) in Melbourne, Australia, on September 1, 2011.

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Google Search & Research Tools for Teacher Librarians Google Search & Research Tools for Teacher Librarians Presentation Transcript

  • Google Search & Research Tools for Teacher Librarians
    CLANS Teacher Librarian Network Meeting
    September 1, 2011
    Glenda Morris
    Teacher Librarian
    OLMC Heidelberg
  • Today’s session
    • Overview Google Teacher’s Academy, Sydney
    • Many know how to search with Google ... but we can always do it better, thus save time
    • Can’t cover all aspects on how to search with Google – too huge
    • Opportunity to explore a range of tools that can reduce the millions of results to be more focussed & links with specifically with your search
  • Google’sMission
    To organise the world’s information & make it universally accessible & useful
  • GTA Application Video – Motivation & Learning
  • GTA SYD Participants
    Australia (28), America, New Zealand, Belgium (1), Japan (1) & Russia (1)
  • Agenda
  • Action plan guidelines
  • Google Search Tools
    ReadingLevelFilter
    RelatedSearches
    Limitresults by Time
    Timeline
  • Consider
    • Many tools, need to choose the right tool to best suit the purpose
    • Effective searching is an essential 21st Century skill
    • As TLs, it is OUR responsibility to teach students (& teachers) HOW to search efficiently and effectively
    • We MUST help students to organise, access & leverage the information to meet their information needs
  • Search query
  • Sidebar
  • 1. Related Searches
  • 2. Timeline
  • Timeline – Antarctica 1900-99
  • 3. Reading Level Filter
  • Basic
    Intermediate
    Reading level
  • Advanced Reading Level
  • ROAD TEST #1
    • Enter a topic/search query into Google
    • Locate “more search tools” on sidebar
    • Experiment with Google’s
    Related Searches
    Timeline
    Reading Level Filter
  • 4. Translated Foreign Pages
  • 5. Limit Results by Time
  • 6. Advanced Search
  • ROAD TEST #2
    • Enter a topic/search query into Google
    • Locate “more search tools” on sidebar
    • Experiment with Google’s
    Translated Foreign Pages
    Limit Results by ...
    Advanced Search
  • 7. Google Custom Search
  • ROAD TEST #3
    Create a Google Custom Search Engine on a topic of your choice
    http://www.google.com/cse/
    More info
    My blog post on creating Google Custom Search Engines
  • Google Multimedia Search
  • 8. Google Images
  • 9. Similar images
  • Google Similar images
  • 10. LIFE Photo Archive
    http://images.google.com/hosted/life
  • ROAD TEST #4
    • Enter a topic/search query into Google Images
    • Experiment with Google’s
    Similar Images
    • Enter topic/search query into LIFE Photo Archive
  • Google Research Tools
    Google News Newspaper Search
  • 11. Google Alerts
    Monitor the Web for new content on topics
    Google Alerts = email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news)
    Uses: developing news stories, latest on events …
    Enter the topic you wish to monitor, click preview to see the type of results you'll receive
  • 12. Google News Newspaper Search
    http://news.google.com/newspapers
  • 13. Google Books
    Find books for students/yourself to read or to assist with research – SENIOR students
    Provides access to 1000s of books that would otherwise be difficult/impossible to find
    Search to find pages according to your search query
    Create booklists/bookshelves related to curriculum areas saving in My Library
  • Types of Google Book Views
    • Full-view/full text = out of copyright & out of print books. View and print PDF copies of entire books
    • Limited Preview = Still under copyright with permission granted by publisher/author for X number of pages for viewing
    • Snippet preview = Books under copyright & in print, but publishers/authors granted permission for only small sections to be made available
    • No preview = in-copyright and in print books, permission NOT granted by publishers/authors. Only bibliographic details and synopsis.
  • http://books.google.com/
    Search query: French Revolution and Napoleon
  • No Preview = copyright and/or in print
  • Snippet = copyright and/or in print
  • Preview = Publisher/creator granted permission or out of print
  • Full View = Public Domain (out of print, no copyright)
  • 14. Google Scholar
    http://scholar.google.com.au
    Useful for senior students, but also TEACHERS higher level studies
    Doesn’t search:
    • Websites
    • Newspapers
    • Magazines
    • Blogs
    Google Scholar searches:
    • Reputable articles
    • Journals
    • Books
  • Search query: Web 2.0 teacher education
  • Uni of Southern QLD article download as PDF
  • ROAD TEST #5
    • Enter a topic/search query into Google’s research tools
    Google Books
    http://books.google.com
    Google Scholar
    http://scholar.google.com
    Google’s Newspaper Search
    http://news.google.com/newspapers
  • Useful search websites
    Google Web Search - Classroom Lessons and Resources
    http://www.google.com/educators/p_websearch.html
    Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers
    Lessons are short & not specific to any discipline = fit the need of your classroom