A Google A Day: Put Students’ Searching To The Test!

"There's no right way to solve it, but there's only one right answer." I'm a little late to the party, but Google's awesome techniques of asking trivia questions that push students to use search skills and operators to find the answer has been ramped up. What used to be slideshow lesson plans (which are still … Continue reading A Google A Day: Put Students’ Searching To The Test!

Quixey: The Search Engine for Apps!

Just like any other search engine, Quixey has a search bar where you can enter in your query. Except unlike other search engines, Quixey produces results of applications, of both the mobile and desktop variety, that match your search. The beauty of this website is that you can now easily find applications for all types … Continue reading Quixey: The Search Engine for Apps!

A Google A Day: Google Search Lesson Plans

Want to put your students' Google search skills to the test? Well, with Google's "A Google A Day" lesson plans, you can! Google has 60 lesson plans with riddle-like challenges that you can present to your classes. Lesson plans are in the format of a Google Docs slideshow, and can be downloaded or presented online. … Continue reading A Google A Day: Google Search Lesson Plans

Google Life Archive: Millions of Historic Photos Free!

Remember Life Magazine? Well, thanks to the powers of Google Search you can now search the Life photo archives from the 1750s to today. Most of these photos were not published, but are now available with a public domain copyright - which means they can be used without any concerns of plagiarism! This resource great … Continue reading Google Life Archive: Millions of Historic Photos Free!

Harness The Powers of Google: 15 Modifiers For Better Searches

¬†The almighty Google search - the most frequented website in my history, and probably in yours too. I use it for work, I use it to search for cuddly cat pictures, and I even use it to see how famous I am (sadly, I am still not at Kim Kardashian fame...). However, something that most … Continue reading Harness The Powers of Google: 15 Modifiers For Better Searches

KidRex: Safe Searching Online

Do you teach young children? Or have young children at home? If so, internet safety and malicious content can be large threats. What happens, for example, if your student or child comes across inappropriate material on a research mission online? Thanks to KidRex¬†powered by Google, there is now a kid-friendly, safe and protected search engine … Continue reading KidRex: Safe Searching Online