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Google Search & Research Tools for Teacher Librarians

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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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    • 1. Google Search & Research Tools for Teacher Librarians
      CLANS Teacher Librarian Network Meeting
      September 1, 2011
      Glenda Morris
      Teacher Librarian
      OLMC Heidelberg
    • 2. Today’s session
      • Overview Google Teacher’s Academy, Sydney
      • 3. Many know how to search with Google ... but we can always do it better, thus save time
      • 4. Can’t cover all aspects on how to search with Google – too huge
      • 5. 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
    • 6. GTA Application Video – Motivation & Learning
    • 7. GTA SYD Participants
      Australia (28), America, New Zealand, Belgium (1), Japan (1) & Russia (1)
    • 8. Agenda
    • 9. Action plan guidelines
    • 10. Google Search Tools
      ReadingLevelFilter
      RelatedSearches
      Limitresults by Time
      Timeline
    • 11. Consider
      • Many tools, need to choose the right tool to best suit the purpose
      • 12. Effective searching is an essential 21st Century skill
      • 13. As TLs, it is OUR responsibility to teach students (& teachers) HOW to search efficiently and effectively
      • 14. We MUST help students to organise, access & leverage the information to meet their information needs
    • Search query
    • 15. Sidebar
    • 16. 1. Related Searches
    • 17. 2. Timeline
    • 18. Timeline – Antarctica 1900-99
    • 19. 3. Reading Level Filter
    • 20. Basic
      Intermediate
      Reading level
    • 21. Advanced Reading Level
    • 22. ROAD TEST #1
      • Enter a topic/search query into Google
      • 23. Locate “more search tools” on sidebar
      • 24. Experiment with Google’s
      Related Searches
      Timeline
      Reading Level Filter
    • 25. 4. Translated Foreign Pages
    • 26. 5. Limit Results by Time
    • 27. 6. Advanced Search
    • 28.
    • 29.
    • 30. ROAD TEST #2
      • Enter a topic/search query into Google
      • 31. Locate “more search tools” on sidebar
      • 32. Experiment with Google’s
      Translated Foreign Pages
      Limit Results by ...
      Advanced Search
    • 33. 7. Google Custom Search
    • 34.
    • 35.
    • 36.
    • 37. 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
    • 38. Google Multimedia Search
    • 39. 8. Google Images
    • 40. 9. Similar images
    • 41. Google Similar images
    • 42. 10. LIFE Photo Archive
      http://images.google.com/hosted/life
    • 43. ROAD TEST #4
      • Enter a topic/search query into Google Images
      • 44. Experiment with Google’s
      Similar Images
      • Enter topic/search query into LIFE Photo Archive
    • Google Research Tools
      Google News Newspaper Search
    • 45. 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
    • 46.
    • 47.
    • 48. 12. Google News Newspaper Search
      http://news.google.com/newspapers
    • 49.
    • 50.
    • 51. 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
    • 52. Types of Google Book Views
      • Full-view/full text = out of copyright & out of print books. View and print PDF copies of entire books
      • 53. Limited Preview = Still under copyright with permission granted by publisher/author for X number of pages for viewing
      • 54. Snippet preview = Books under copyright & in print, but publishers/authors granted permission for only small sections to be made available
      • 55. 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
    • 56.
    • 57. No Preview = copyright and/or in print
    • 58. Snippet = copyright and/or in print
    • 59. Preview = Publisher/creator granted permission or out of print
    • 60. Full View = Public Domain (out of print, no copyright)
    • 61.
    • 62. 14. Google Scholar
      http://scholar.google.com.au
      Useful for senior students, but also TEACHERS higher level studies
      Doesn’t search:
      Google Scholar searches:
    • Search query: Web 2.0 teacher education
    • 68. Uni of Southern QLD article download as PDF
    • 69. 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
    • 70. 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