Tips for Searching the Internet

Power Searching with Google: We all want to get better at “finding stuff” on the internet – and those of us in education really want to become as skilled as possible in finding the “good” stuff so we can teach our colleagues and students to also become proficient finders and users of information based on their needs.

I was peripherally aware of the buzz around these Google sessions a few weeks ago, but just didn’t have the time to follow up on them so I was very pleased to see a link to the series of lessons via Google Research on Twitter.  Now that I know where to find them I’ll work my way through each lesson over the next few weeks, noting down anything new I can highlight in my searching the net lessons.

I’ve recently developed two new posters for students to use when searching the internet.

Poster for our Junior Campus – Year 7 & 8 students:

Poster for our Senior Campus – Year 9 & 13 students:

These work very well and students seem to like using them.

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5 responses to “Tips for Searching the Internet

  1. Debbie Price-Ewen

    This looks great Senga – lots of hard work!!

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  4. Steph Ellis

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and resources, Senga. You have sure made my life easier with a last minute “can you teach the boys to research” request and an assignment due myself!!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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