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Jisc Inform / Issue 37, Summer 2013 | #jiscinform | Searching beyond Google

Jisc Inform / Issue 37, Summer 2013 | #jiscinform | Searching beyond Google | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Thanks for the mention @Jisc! Top Search Engines for Researchers That Go Beyond Google http://t.co/gGO8YrRgz2 #PrimoCentral
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Nonfiction Award | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Nonfiction Award | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) | SearchTools | Scoop.it
The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 - October 31 publishing year.
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Some wonderful titles for your collections!

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Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014

Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 | SearchTools | Scoop.it

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Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014

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Some nice choices and new discoveries!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 2, 10:03 AM

I love the end of the year "best of" lists that seem to be popping up everywhere - especially when they come from one of my favorite blogs, TeachThought. This is one to keep handy...

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Search Engine Leap.It Wins Steve Case's $100K Startup Competition - Forbes

Search Engine Leap.It Wins Steve Case's $100K Startup Competition - Forbes | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Kansas City-based search engine startup Leap.it has won a $100,000 investment from Steve Case.
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Looks like a promising socially-based search with results organized visually

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Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Google is known as a search engine, yet there is barely any searching involved anymore. The gap between a question crystallizing in your mind and an answer appearing at the top of your screen is...
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Facebook now drives almost one quarter of all web browsing

Facebook now drives almost one quarter of all web browsing | SearchTools | Scoop.it
There will probably be no new or interesting angle with which to frame Facebook’s quarterly financial results tomorrow. For a seventh straight quarter, it will likely come out and beat all revenue ...
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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 24, 7:30 AM

Social media is really where we need to be as school librarians. 

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Lonely Planet Launches Flight Search Engine - Jaunted

Lonely Planet Launches Flight Search Engine - Jaunted | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Lonely Planet Launches Flight Search Engine
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Lonely Planet, famous for its encompassing guide books, recently launched its own flight search engine as part of a site redevelopment.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 20, 12:46 PM

I've been looking for something like this! W00t!

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Inquiring Minds: Tackling the process of inquiry in the classroom

Inquiring Minds: Tackling the process of inquiry in the classroom | SearchTools | Scoop.it
In a story last year about Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap, they quote him as saying, “The culture of schooling as we know it is radically at odds with the culture of learning that produces innovators.” We can tell you the kinds...

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Tracie Weisz focuses on inquiry.

"Have I quit assigning essays? No! However, instead of saying at the beginning that everyone will write one, I now wait and see where their inquiry goes. If they are culminating in something that really lends itself to an essay, I’ll suggest it, and they very often can see the sense in presenting their findings this way by that stage. But I’m also open to other ideas for presenting. Teaching this way has the added benefit of being much more interesting for me – it’s common during an initial inquiry session that I get as much into the questioning and discussion as they do!"

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 25, 1:05 PM

If you've ever needed a beautiful example of the process of turning your classroom into a culture of learning through inquiry, this is it. I love how the kids were initially afraid to ask too many questions for fear they would turn into gargantuan assignments. This article could turn into a pretty exciting PD session...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 25, 3:00 PM

Students asking questions is vital and helps them examine information critically. We used a William Isaacs' term, mining for questions, in our classrooms.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 28, 11:50 PM

This method of using inquiry to drive student investigations into topics of interest around a theme or historical event would be a great way to teach and learn. 

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Van Meter Library Voice: For School Library Month We Celebrate ...

Van Meter Library Voice: For School Library Month We Celebrate ... | SearchTools | Scoop.it
As s teacher librarian, we see all of the children within our schools. We see them in the hallways, classrooms, going to the bus, at special events, and especially in the library. And as this sign states, by coming to the library and ...
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What a lovely celebration!

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Life without Google: Search engine alternatives - Times LIVE

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Life without Google: Search engine alternatives
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Based in the Netherlands, Ixquick pulls together its results by searching multiple search engines simultaneously.
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Apple iWatch To Have A Smarter Siri - International Business Times AU

Apple iWatch To Have A Smarter Siri - International Business Times AU | SearchTools | Scoop.it
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Apple iWatch To Have A Smarter Siri
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It should offer personalized search-based features for the users.
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OneSource Creates New Way to Search Big Data - CMSWire

OneSource Creates New Way to Search Big Data - CMSWire | SearchTools | Scoop.it
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OneSource Creates New Way to Search Big Data
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Jonathan Flatow, Avention's CEO, told us the new name implies "avenue of invention" — something he believes suits the new search application.
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Big Changes Are Coming To Google Search Results -- Are You Ready? - Forbes

Big Changes Are Coming To Google Search Results -- Are You Ready? - Forbes | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Big Changes Are Coming To Google Search Results -- Are You Ready?
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Face it: We've gotten too used to our familiar search results.
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The Complete List of Engaging Content Ideas - Search Engine Journal

The Complete List of Engaging Content Ideas - Search Engine Journal | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Fast Company The Complete List of Engaging Content Ideas Search Engine Journal As search engine giant Google seeks to increase the overall quality of the material on the Internet by rewarding well-researched and error-free content and penalizing...
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Google to offer kid-friendly versions of its products

Google to offer kid-friendly versions of its products | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Google is readying kid-friendly versions of some of its most popular products that could include YouTube, Chrome or search.
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A little vague, but keep an eye:

"Diwanji did not identify which products Google is eyeing for a kid-friendly makeover but, as USA Today notes, it's likely the company will target products that already have broad appeal such as Chrome, search and YouTube. This would be in line with earlier rumors that the company was working on a standalone YouTube for children under the age of 10. Google plans to start creating the kid-friendly versions next year."

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Google Search results for health issues could soon lead you to a doctor via ... - Phandroid.com

Google Search results for health issues could soon lead you to a doctor via ... - Phandroid.com | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Google has started to trial a feature within Google Search that will connect you to a health professional via video chat when looking up symptons.
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The Answer Engine: How Humans Can Provide Better Knowledge Than ... - TechCrunch (blog)

The Answer Engine: How Humans Can Provide Better Knowledge Than ... - TechCrunch (blog) | SearchTools | Scoop.it
When you have a question you need answered, do you ask a friend - or a robot? The answer to that question used to be easy. But the rise of Siri, Yahoo and..
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"It’s refreshing to know that in this seemingly open-ended world of search engines, algorithms and unregulated forums, Q&A platforms with reliable and knowledgeable contributors still have a very large part to play."

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bookworm movies

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bookworm: movies

Search for trends in the dialogue of thousands of movie and TV shows, based on subtitles from Open Subtitles
Bookworm is like a lot of other word frequency sites. But unlike most, it directly incorporates links to every text searched, so you can actually see what drives changes; and it lets you customize the corpus so you can exclude texts that aren't interesting to you.
This particular instance looks at movies and TV shows. Genre, location and language information from the Internet Movie Database textfiles. Click to see the movies/TV shows where the matches are found.
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Could be useful for cultural research!

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Hidden From Google looks to preserve links censored over 'right to be forgotten'

Hidden From Google looks to preserve links censored over 'right to be forgotten' | SearchTools | Scoop.it
A new website is attempting to build a list of search results that have been hidden as a direct result of the EU's controversial "right to be forgotten" law. "This list is a way of archiving the...
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Google is being flooded by thousands of demands to erase search ...

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On May 13th, the top European court upheld a law that requires Google to erase “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” information from search results if individuals request so. One problem here is that drawing the line ...

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 9, 8:24 PM

It's Google's job to convey results NOT curate!

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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills

15 Must Have Google  Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills | SearchTools | Scoop.it
April , 2014
Google is one of the primary search engines students turn to when doing their research. On the face of it, searching Google seems as simple as typing in a search query and waiting for...

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Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, May 13, 3:40 PM

Kids do not know this stuff.

Jo Laretive's curator insight, May 14, 5:38 AM

Always keen to up-skill myself and students with online searching.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 15, 9:29 PM

Thanks for sharing, the more we teach on this the better of our students will be in the information-saturated world they live in!

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Intro to Social Networking: Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest

A beginner’s guide to the top three social networking sites


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Claude Everard Fullinfaw's curator insight, March 16, 5:54 PM

How do you get your head around social media and how can it fit around your work or business needs? Is it important to spend a few minutes everyday on Facebook or Pinterest. Here are some inside tips that I found interesting that may help you through the maze of questions you may have on this topic.

 

Claude Fullinfaw.

Brisbane,

http://claudefullinfaw.com

GwynethJones's comment, April 5, 1:26 PM
I just wish this deck were prettier - but I'm deeply (graphically) shallow that way! LOL
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 6, 10:16 AM
I know what you mean...it does get the message across though.
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Free Family Tree Search Engine

Use the world's largest free genealogy search engines. (RT @JanNewsom: Family Tree Search Engine from Genealogy In Time is worth a look at.
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New Google Search Layout Has No Underlines, Makes Titles Bigger - Search Engine Watch

New Google Search Layout Has No Underlines, Makes Titles Bigger - Search Engine Watch | SearchTools | Scoop.it
New Google Search Layout Has No Underlines, Makes Titles Bigger
Search Engine Watch
Many people now associate those colored ad blocks on Google and other search engines as being paid ads.
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5 Free and Awesome Tools To Use #Hashtags Wisely - Search Engine Journal

5 Free and Awesome Tools To Use #Hashtags Wisely - Search Engine Journal | SearchTools | Scoop.it
5 Free and Awesome Tools To Use #Hashtags Wisely
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However, when Twitter needed a way to group conversations and implement and effective, live search feature, they chose the hashtag as their foundation.
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