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Google search In the Classroom

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Google Wonder Wheel

Encourage students to view searches in a different way Click on “More search tools” on the left hand side panel. Click on “Wonder wheel”on the left hand side panel.

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Google Timeline View searches in a timeline. Click on “More search tools” on the left hand side panel. Click on “Timeline”on the left hand side panel. Click on the timeline to “zoom” into a specific period of time.

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Google calculator and conversion You can use the calculator feature to perform calculations. Type 43+154 into the search box, as an example. Click on “More about calculator”. Try tipping: 5*9+(sqrt 10)^3= 10.5 cm in inches 40 GBP in USD Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Google calculator and conversion: features In addition to providing easy access to billions of web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for.

http://www.google.com/help/features.html Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Weather results Typing 'weather' and the name of a city or place will return a weather forecast. This can be used in science or geography lessons where researching weather patterns is required. It is also useful before planning a school trip that is outside!

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Google Squared Create a table that shows starter square of information automatically fetching and organising facts across the web. Try tipping Chemical elements, or British Prime ministers. You can remove items from the table by clicking on the cross next to the the item. Click on add item to add an item to the table Tuesday, 21 September 2010

www.google.com/squared


Google Squared on People If you search Google Squared for an individual it will return a variety of facts and pictures about that person. You can add your own criteria at the bottom and Google will search to find the facts to fill it. Tip: Add your own criteria in the “Add info” box.

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Google scholar Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles Formulate a question before starting. Then use “Advanced scholar search�. Tuesday, 21 September 2010

www.google.com/scholar


Google scholar: cited by Through it’s “cited by” feature, Google scholar provides access to abstracts or articles that have cited the article being viewed . Click on “Cited by” under each search result to see the list list of articles cited by the article viewed.

www.google.com/scholar Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Google Books Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search. Discover a new favourite or unearth an old classic.

books.google.com Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Google news Aggregated headlines and a search engine of many of the world's news sources.

news.google.com Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Google news: Archive search News archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. Users can search for events, people or ideas and see how they have been described over time. Tip: In addition to searching for the most relevant articles for their query, users can also see a historical overview of the results by browsing an automatically generated timeline. Tuesday, 21 September 2010

news.google.com/archivesearch


Google Fast Flip The little known, but powerful, Google Fast Flip allows you to quickly browse through a wide variety of news articles from across the globe. Narrow by search, section, popularity, topics and even sources. 

fastflip.googlelabs.com Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Google search story You can use the Google Search Story tool for creative story writing. You can see what other people have come up with on the YouTube Search Story Channel. Can make for some fun story writing...

www.youtube.com/user/SearchStories Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Google Alerts Best way to think of it is “searching for the future web”. Fill in your email address to get notification of any new results found on your search item. Tip: Click on “Preview results”, to preview the results returned.

www.google.com/alerts Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Google translate: translation Google's free online language translation service instantly translates text and web pages. This tool could be used anytime a webpage, text and document translations are required in the classroom.

Tip: Click on “translate a document� to upload your own document to translate.

translate.google.com Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Google Translate: translated search How does this work? Click on “Translated search”. 1. Search for Dubai tours from English to Arabic. 2. We translate your query into "!"‫ت د‬%&'" and find Arabic web page results. 3. Finally, we translate the

www.google.com/translate_s Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Google Define

Use google as a Dictionary. If you want the definition of a word just type “define:� followed by the word you are looking up e.g define: love Tip: Do not forget the colon.

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Authoritative V Timely

On the left hand side you have more authoritative works that have been published. On the right hand side you have very timely works, that may lack credibility from recognised institutions. Students learn to decide which tools to use for their projects.

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Sources

• @tombarret • www.google.com • www.googlelabs.com

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