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Google’s search finds a future where devices don’t matter: It’s all AI

Google’s search finds a future where devices don’t matter: It’s all AI | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In Google CEO Sundar Pichai's annual shareholder letter he described a future in which AI and machine learning matter more than devices.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Search Tip - Use the Dialect of the Community

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Search Tip - Use the Dialect of the Community | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
For students to understand the dialect of the topics that they are researching, they will have to do some prior reading and learning on the topic.
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Google releases amazing underwater street view for World Oceans Day

Google releases amazing underwater street view for World Oceans Day | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
World Oceans Day is celebrated on 8 June, and this year Google is marking the occasion with some highlights of the underwater photography it's collected as part of its Street View program. There's brand new imagery for more than 40 locations around...
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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
When your formative years are spent working your fingers through apps and iPads, smartphones and YouTube, the digital world and its habits can bend and shape not just how you access information, but how you conceptualize it entirely. You see information differently–something that’s always accessible.

And you see knowledge as searchable, even though that’s not how it works.
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7 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Become Better Googlers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Become Better Googlers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This is a list of some excellent Chrome tools to enhance your 'Googling' experience. From extensions allowing you to conduct a quick Google image search to add-ons that help you find what you are searching for in a  faster and easier way, the list comprises some of the best tools recommended by Google and other Third party developers. The purpose is to empower students with the necessary know-how to take their Google experience to the next level and also to enable them to become  digital savvy netizens.
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Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job

Never trust a corporation to do a library's job - The Message - Medium
As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory.
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Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain

Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain - Backchannel - Medium
Inside Google’s massive effort in Deep Learning, which could make already-smart search into scary-smart search
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Google Scholar pioneer on search engine’s future

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As the search engine approaches its 10th birthday, Nature speaks to the co-creator of Google Scholar.
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What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’?

What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Google launches new tools for teachers and expands its brand among students.
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Need To Know How To Use A Google Product? Try Google Tips | PikeMall Tech

Need To Know How To Use A Google Product? Try Google Tips | PikeMall Tech | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Mike Paul reviews the new Google Tips site, which features a fun interactive card flipping design. To go directly to Google Tips: https://www.google.com/get/googletips/

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What is 'ungoogleable'?

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The word "ungoogleable" has been removed from a list of new Swedish words after a trademark spat. But it raises the question of what can and can't be found with a search engine.

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Google Scholar Adds Option to Save Citations | LJ INFOdocket

Google Scholar Adds Option to Save Citations | LJ INFOdocket | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The following post reports on something new from Google Scholar but it’s far from a major update or earth shattering new feature. In fact, some might ask (correctly), what took so long to offer it?

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Google teams up with edX to create the YouTube for online education

Google teams up with edX to create the YouTube for online education | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Google's big list of open source projects just grew by one -- the company has introduced a new online learning platform called MOOC.org.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Books for Teachers and Students - A Guide

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Books for Teachers and Students - A Guide | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Embedding books into blog posts is just one of many features of Google Books that teachers and students can use. In the slides and videos below I provide overviews of the other useful features of Google Books.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Important Google Search Strategies for Students - A PDF Handout

Last summer the folks at Canva were kind enough to create a great infographic for me based on a set of search tips that I sent to them. The infographic makes a great poster to display in your classroom, but it is a little light on the details of how and why to use some of the search strategies.
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14 More Google Search Tricks You Didn’t Know Existed | The Gooru

14 More Google Search Tricks You Didn’t Know Existed | The Gooru | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Originally intended as a way to easily find websites, Google’s engineers have quietly slipped secret functionalities into Google Search to do even more for its 1.17 billion users. These hidden (…) Read more

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Agron S. Dida's curator insight, April 13, 2015 3:15 AM

Google is really great! Just imagine how would be life without it.

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, April 13, 2015 4:33 AM

añada su visión ...

Gareth Morgan's curator insight, April 16, 2015 2:52 AM

Some excellent features that I wasn't aware of.

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10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use - Free Technology for Teachers:

10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use - Free Technology for Teachers: | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne shares ten techniques to help students become better searchers with Google. Some of his suggestions may be new to you and a number provide links to additional information.

You can download a copy of the pdf from Scribd (free of charge).


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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 6, 2015 9:23 AM

Love this!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 8, 2015 5:37 PM

Love a tip summary! Thank yo for shariing

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 2015 2:54 PM

Students do need to know how to search. It can save you so much time and produce much better results.

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Google's Secret Weapon In The Battle For The Internet Of Things: Academia

Google Research, Google’s portal to the academic world, is making major investments right now, building up an innovation and research program dedicated to the nascent collection of products and technologies collectively known as the Internet of Things (IoT). It's created a research grant program called Open Web of Things to attract talent to the company, as well as to fund and give technical support to promising research groups in academia. The application process is now closed, and Google will choose the recipients by this spring.
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Google’s slow fade with librarians: A hyperlinked timeline of our g-vorce

Google's slow fade with librarians - The Message - Medium

Uber-librarian Jessamyn West recounts the long and tortured love story of Google and librarians. 

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After Initially Holding Out, Google Signs Student-Data-Privacy Pledge

After Initially Holding Out, Google Signs Student-Data-Privacy Pledge | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Google, a company that has been criticized for its privacy policies, has signed a pledge to protect students' online information endorsed by President Obama.
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Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As search engines get better, we become lazier. We're hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions
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Google offers 'right to forget' form

Google offers 'right to forget' form | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Google has launched a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from online search results.

The move comes after a landmark European Union court ruling earlier this month, which gave people the "right to be forgotten".

Links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased on request, it said.

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Privacy: Google Admits to Data-Mining Student Emails

Privacy: Google Admits to Data-Mining Student Emails | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"In a sworn statement filed with a federal court, Google has admitted to scanning student emails to serve students targeted advertisements. Although Google does not display ads in Apps for Education, Google “does scan [student] email” to “compile keywords for advertising” on Google sites."

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The Art of Google Books Scans

The Art of Google Books Scans | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The obsession with digital errors in Google Books arises from the sense that these mistakes are permanent, on the record.
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How to Use Google News to Find Primary Sources

The Google News archive is a great place to find primary sources. This short tutorial shows students how the archive works.

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Dennis T OConnor
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