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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world

Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

After assessing feedback from both users and publishers, we’re making the Fact Check label in Google News available everywhere, and expanding it into Search globally in all languages. For the first time, when you conduct a search on Google that returns an authoritative result containing fact checks for one or more public claims, you will see that information clearly on the search results page. The snippet will display information on the claim, who made the claim, and the fact check of that particular claim.


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Built in Fact Check for Google Search! 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 12, 2017 8:42 AM

An interesting attempt from Google to help stamp out fake news.

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How Search Works - An Illustrated Explanation

How Search Works - An Illustrated Explanation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Google search is a part of our students' daily lives (most of them have never lived in world without Google), but often they don't know how the search results displayed before them got there. How Search Works is an animated graphic that reveals the basics of how websites are sorted, ranked, and presented to you in your search results. More information is revealed as you scroll down the How Search Works graphic.
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Understanding how a search engine works is one of the foundation stones for recognizing fake news. 

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Click through and see if you find a few surprises.  I did! 

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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:49 PM

Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:28 PM

Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 19, 2015 5:31 PM

#Google #Education #Apps

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

 

"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

 

"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


Via Jim Lerman, Dean J. Fusto, Valerie Hill
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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:30 PM

Excellent lessons. Must be used.

Tanyam's curator insight, February 23, 2015 5:10 PM

I have not read all of this, but I have seen some ideas in here we could use in both our face to face and online teaching. Interesting to read the criteria Google use to evaluate resources

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.





Via Lauren Moss, ManufacturingStories
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Google Goodies.... give 'em a try!

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:38 AM

More Google search tips...

Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

Teresa Maceira's curator insight, April 8, 2016 8:32 PM
Add Google hacks to a students research skill set
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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 | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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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.  

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Stephanie Sapp's curator insight, April 27, 2014 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, 2014 6:59 AM

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The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide

The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
There is a evil side of Google which revealed itself in the Filter Bubble, invasion of privacy, the lack of transparency, in the monopoly induction of behavior and especially in what is happening in the search environment.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:58 AM

People who use Google are given the impression that they are interacting with the data out there, but they are actually interacting with Google and its view of the world.

 

"They are prediction engines that constantly refine a theory about who you are and what you are going to do or want next. Together, they create an universe of data for each one of us."

"In a 2010 paper published in the Scientific American journal, Tim Berners-Lee warned about companies developing ever more “closed” products and “data islands”.

"Morville, in his book Search Patterns, says that the first and second results receive 80% of attention. The vertical approach suggests to the user the idea of a single result that fully answers the question, enclosing possibilities and preventing alternative realization."


Or in other words, is our acceptance of what we see in search results eroding our ability (or willingness) to consider alternatives and employ critical thinking?

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 16, 2014 8:21 PM

This is alarming.  We, as Teacher Librarians, need to be aware of the ramifications of this.

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:52 AM

My favorite statement, "we must always be aware and well informed about the intentions of companies, and never stop having multiple options for any service."

 

This article was an eye opener for me. I had never questioned Google before.

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Now Any Museum or Gallery Can Exhibit Online through Google Open Gallery

Now Any Museum or Gallery Can Exhibit Online through Google Open Gallery | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Do you have any artwork or cultural artifacts you'd like to share with the world, but don't have the resources to publish them online? You might find a solution in Google.

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Steven Smith's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:14 PM

That is a very good news for artists around the world. It would be very easier for them to show and publish their works of art to the world. It also means, prospect clients and buyer will be plenty for them.

Carlos Silva's curator insight, November 3, 2015 11:36 PM

añada su visión ...

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Curate Visual Stories and Multimedia Itineraries with Google Tour Builder

From the Haiti earthquake to Hurricane Sandy, check out how Team Rubicon uses Tour Builder to document the disaster relief missions that have taken them arou...


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catspyjamasnz's curator insight, December 5, 2013 6:27 PM

holds possibilities for education.

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 8, 2013 7:38 PM

Useful tools why reinvent the wheel, better to leverage?

Lila Hanft's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:24 AM

A content creation tool with a lot of potential.

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Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries

Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Google made one of the biggest-ever changes in its search engine, as part of a shift away from matching keywords on Web pages to understanding the meaning of search queries.


Google originally matched keywords in a search query to the same words on Web pages. Hummingbird is the culmination of a shift to understanding the meaning of phrases in a query and displaying Web pages that more accurately match that meaning.

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Dumped! by Google : The Last Word On Nothing

Dumped! by Google : The Last Word On Nothing | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

I returned to the Google fold with eyes wide open to my responsibilities as a user. In relationship terms, I am no longer monogamous. I store my data on other servers maintained by providers like Evernote, Dropbox, and WordPress, and the cloud is my standby, not my steady. I’ve swapped convenience for control: I back up my email and what I care about most on physical hard drives.

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What would happen to your working world if they 'took your cloud away?'


It's a chilling thought.  I like the advice to spread your data around and not depend on a single source.

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Google Opens Universal Analytics Beta To All, Brings Analytics To More Devices And Online/Offline Interactions | TechCrunch

Google Opens Universal Analytics Beta To All, Brings Analytics To More Devices And Online/Offline Interactions | TechCrunch | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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What will the new Google search mean for teachers?

What will the new Google search mean for teachers? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools

Via Leonardo Ornellas
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Knowing how to search, evaluate, and ethically use digital information is the essense of being educated.  Google is a pioneering effort.  Learn to use the tools! 

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Lourense Das's curator insight, March 16, 2013 8:43 AM

"As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools"

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Google Image Search Tips via Educators' Technology

Google Image Search Tips via Educators' Technology | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Ah...search tips!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 1, 2017 2:35 PM

LOVE this....but I love @CreativeCommons more!

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 4, 2017 9:44 AM
Great infographic to help students or teachers search for images for research or projects. 
Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 14, 2017 10:57 AM
Great way to search your family tree. I can also see  this being used to research potential job and college applicants.  
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Infographic: 6 Important Google Scholar Tips for Teachers and Students

Infographic: 6 Important Google Scholar Tips for Teachers and Students | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Good Advice in a handy Infographic.

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How Google's Spiders Crawl and Index Web Pages - Infographic

How Google's Spiders Crawl and Index Web Pages - Infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
understand more about how Google goes about crawling and indexing pages Quicksprout have put together a handy infographic to explain the whole process.
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Spyders always crawling, crawling, Google everywhere? Not quite! 

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Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials

Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Google Tutorials

This page contains tutorials for using Google tools. The tutorials that I've created you are welcome to use in your own blog, website, or professional development session. Before using the tutorials created by others, please contact their creators.
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Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 10, 2014 6:10 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Joann David's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:20 PM

Always good to bookmark a great resource for technology tutorials. Great tips to explore.

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 2015 6:56 PM

Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

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Distracted By Google Search? 4 “Search Engines” You Should Not Ignore

Distracted By Google Search? 4 “Search Engines” You Should Not Ignore | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
An upstart search engine some 20-something has developed in a Silicon Valley garage? A search engine that could take little bites at Google's leviathan footprints? Hardly. Though, the second part of the above is coming true. But let's dissuade you from the hype of trying out some new-fangled search engine that has recently been unveiled.…

Via Patty Ball
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Argh.... will this article help me break my Google Addiction?

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Sayed Saber Ali's curator insight, June 27, 2014 6:38 AM

Useful links inside article

AlbertoCohen's curator insight, September 18, 2016 9:58 PM
Para diferentes inteligencias.
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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
From the Ngram Viewer to Google Dart, check out some of these lesser-known Google applications.
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Be sure to click the Show As List to see all14 tools.  Most were new to me. It's always interesting to scratch the thin surface of Google and see what's wiggling down there in the think tanks.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 22, 2014 5:22 AM

Hidden Google goodies. See what else you can do.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 22, 2014 1:20 PM

Some terrific business and analytic tools. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 12:14 PM

click the Show As List to see all14 tools. 

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Google Docs & Research: How-To?

Google Docs & Research: How-To? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

When students are doing research, they sometimes struggle with citing their sources or moving beyond a quick search with Google.com. The Google Docs Research Pane helps to facilitate searching for and citing sources. By going to Tools –> Research, the Research Pane pops up on the right hand side! You can search Google, images, scholar, quotes, and dictionary! By dragging and dropping certain content (e.g. images), not only will the material appear, but a footnote (in MLA, Chicago, or APA format).

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:26 AM

Great one.

Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:25 PM

Great tips for how to integrate use of GoogleDocs into research activites to help support ethical use of information.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:08 PM

What a big help in saving time and achieving accuracy. 

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#MyZeitgeist: 2013 Student Challenge |

#MyZeitgeist: 2013 Student Challenge | | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

To look back at every triumph, tragedy and trend, Google creates an annual Zeitgeist, a summary of the biggest events of the year as seen through the eyes of the search engine. This year, NewsHour Extra partnered with Google to offer you, the student, the opportunity to create your own Zeitgeist by compiling the events that have made the biggest impact on your own life using the storytelling tool Meograph.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:37 PM

Here's a terrific way to promote 21st Century research and publication skills. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Google Scholar Alerts

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Google Scholar Alerts | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Google Scholar, like Google Books, is one of the research tools that high school students often overlook. Searching on Google Scholar is not like searching on Google.com or searching in any other public search engine.

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nihal abitiu's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:18 AM

Comment créer les alertes en Google Scholar

Nancy E Radler's curator insight, November 4, 2013 1:24 PM

Great tool!

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!

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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:01 PM

Indeed, students do turn to Google first. Teacher Librarians however, need to be directing students to other suitable search engines for their research.

kathymcdonough's curator insight, October 5, 2013 7:28 AM

Essential questions are explored.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:41 PM
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A nice blend of different levels for student engagement.

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The Short Cutts | Every Matt Cutts video summarised into an actual answer

The Short Cutts | Every Matt Cutts video summarised into an actual answer | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Get the actual answers to 100s of Matt Cutts Web Master videos: The Short Cutts
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Specialized video advice about websites and web search.

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How to Search an Entire Website in Google With Site:Search [Quick Tip]

How to Search an Entire Website in Google With Site:Search [Quick Tip] | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Learn about the handy site:search function and how it can make you a more efficient searcher and content creator.
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The site: operator is a handy way to focus Google Search power on a single site.  Try this when the website you are investigating doesn't have a search box! 

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 25, 2013 9:36 PM

Google search tip.