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Use Google efficiently. - Imgur

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Get More Out of Google: Tips and Tricks for Students Conducting Online Research

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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 25, 3:07 PM

Five lessons, each is differentiated as Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced. Mapped to three sets of national standards. Excellent way to get started teaching search skills. (I know there's no room in your curriculum to do this. Perhaps that's what's wrong with your curriculum?)Seize the opportunity to help your students develop real 21st Century Skills.  

Stephanie Sapp's curator insight, April 27, 8:14 AM

I like that it includes AASL Standards.  We must start teaching technology standards in every class.

Sukie van Zyl's curator insight, May 6, 6:59 AM

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33rd Square: Attack of the Self-Driving Cars Infographic

33rd Square: Attack of the Self-Driving Cars Infographic | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Intrigued with the concept of the driverless car, Autoinsurance.us wanted to find out how the public felt on that exact topic, so they released several Google Consumer Survey to find out the answers to various questions concerning the self-driving...
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NSA surveillance: What if Google and Verizon refused to hand over data?

NSA surveillance: What if Google and Verizon refused to hand over data? | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Google Students

Google Students | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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See the video from Google of what real summer interns go through their first week at Google. (You might also want to check out the movie trailer of the comedy starring owen wilson and vince vaughn). 

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How To Google Search By Reading Level

How To Google Search By Reading Level | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
How To Google Search By Reading Level: google, search, lexile, literacy, reading level
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New: Google Launched Google Educator Groups (Great Learning Platform for Teachers) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New: Google Launched Google Educator Groups (Great Learning Platform for Teachers) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Google Educator Groups (GEGs) is a new project launched by Google yesterday.This project aims at bringing the benefits of technology to schools, classrooms and communities across the world through the collaborative work of a community of passionate educators. GEGs is a place where educators, principals, school administrators, professors, teachers, students, and anyone else interested in using Google Products to help people learn , get to meet and collaborate with each other .

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Google Kills Tilde Search Operator

Google Kills Tilde Search Operator | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
One of the lesser-known tools used by searchers on Google has been the tilde sign (~) operator. Citing low usage, Google has confirmed it has dropped support for the tilde, which would also include synonyms for a keyword in the search results.
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I've only learned about the tilde in Google search recently. Now, it is gone...for a few months now. 

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On GPAs and Brainteasers: New Insights From Google On Recruiting and Hiring

On GPAs and Brainteasers: New Insights From Google On Recruiting and Hiring | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
“We found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations in Manhattan? A complete waste of time. They don’t
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If Google has taken this stance, how many other companies do as well ( or will, to follow suit)? This will have more of an impact on college and graduate school existence and services than technology. 

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Cheat Sheet To Using Google Search More Effectively

Cheat Sheet To Using Google Search More Effectively | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Google has a lot of hidden tricks which allow you to use it a lot more effectively than you think. These tricks aren't obvious because Google doesn't want
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The 11 Most Controversial Places On Google Maps

The 11 Most Controversial Places On Google Maps | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Maps make the world. (These examples of mapping technology relating Google's strange impacts on disputes, amazes me. Is this a kind of "wag the dog" phenomena?)
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Google Maps for Educators

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Google Maps for Educators | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

In the last month or so I have had a lot of requests to share my short guide to Google Maps for Educators. Since I originally published the guide a couple of things have changed in Google Maps. Therefore, I have updated the guide and I'm republishing it now.


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