Curating the Web: Searching
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Information is out there. . .how do we teach kids to find it?
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10 Free Tools for Everyday Research - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - @soxnevad

10 Free Tools for Everyday Research - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - @soxnevad | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

Searching for information and making sense of it is a process that involves critical thinking and it is an important skill. Fortunately, there are many free digital tools available to help students efficiently sift through an overwhelming abundance of web content to find the relevant and reliable information they need. This post will explore some digital resources to provide educators with tools to help all students become savvy searchers and independent learners.

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SASFOR's comment, October 10, 2012 11:45 PM
Great Topic to curate . All the best.
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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

A new way to learn.... to grok is to understand thoroughly and intuitively.  instaGrok is maintained by a group of scientists, engineers, and designers who's goal is to help learners find quality educational materials and make sense out of them.

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Google Web Search Education

Google Web Search Education | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

Search education content provided by Google for Google. . .though we imagine some of the information is true for other search engines.

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Copyright Clarity: Using Copyrighted Materials for Digital Learning

Renee Hobbs explains copyright and fair use...
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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | TeachHUB

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | TeachHUB | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

A curated list of search "tricks" that can help lead to more efficient searches.

 

Also includes tips for using other Google products.

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Directing Learning with Google Custom Search | November Learning

Directing Learning with Google Custom Search | November Learning | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

Google, the most popular search engine in the world, enables us to build our own search tool. What does this mean for you, your class and your school? It means that you can build a search engine customized with content for your grade level, for a particular unit of study or with material for families in your school community.

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AlternativeTo

AlternativeTo | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it
AlternativeTo is a new approach to finding good software. Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you great alternatives, based on user recommendations.
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moreofit - Website Similarity Search Engine

moreofit - Website Similarity Search Engine | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

Moreofit is a website similarity search engine.  Found a website you like?  Use Moreofit to find other similar websites.

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brainyard - Information Treasure Hunt

brainyard - Information Treasure Hunt | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

An example of a student activity on curation (web searching).

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Crap Detection 101 | City Brights: Howard Rheingold | an SFGate.com blog

Crap Detection 101 | City Brights: Howard Rheingold | an SFGate.com blog | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it
Crap Detection 101...
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JakesOnline!-Filter, Distill and Cross Reference

JakesOnline!-Filter, Distill and Cross Reference | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

A collection of inquiry projects designed to helpstudents learn to evaluate information.

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WhoIs Project: A Tool to Investigate Information Authority, Authenticity, Ownership and Perspective

WhoIs Project: A Tool to Investigate Information Authority, Authenticity, Ownership and Perspective | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it
WhoIs Project: A Tool to Investigate Information Authority, Authenticity, Ownership and Perspective.
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Creating Students’ Survival Guide to the Web | MindShift

Creating Students’ Survival Guide to the Web | MindShift | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

How can we increase student infotention, the skills/tools needed to find their way online today?

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Beyond Google

15 tools and strategies for helping students (and yourself) explore the web beyond the first two pages of Google results.

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SASFOR's comment, October 12, 2012 11:52 PM
Good Morning. The link is not working . Would you have an alternate source for the same . Thank you . Media Team SASFOR
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Search by Color? A Little-Known Trick to Find the Right Image | MindShift

Search by Color? A Little-Known Trick to Find the Right Image | MindShift | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

Blog post by Google Search Educator Tasha Bergson-Michelson on ways to approach finding information.

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Make Search Engines Work for You: Tips for Better Searches

Make Search Engines Work for You: Tips for Better Searches | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it
No search engine is perfect, but armed with a few tips for better searching you can get great results out of (almost) any search engine.
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Good to Know – Google

Good to Know – Google | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

Google Good to Know explains how Google (and other sites) use the data they collect from users and how to manage your digital footprint.

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When Not to Google: Searches You're Better Off Making Elsewhere

When Not to Google: Searches You're Better Off Making Elsewhere | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

For the searching you do every day, go ahead and use the powerful, convenient, ever-improving Google. But for certain queries, other search engines may be better choices.

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Go2web20

Go2web20 | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

Curated online tools and applications on one page, get a short description, compare, read reviews, see what people are saying about each one on the web, see screencasts and more...

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How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it
Fewer than 25% of students know how to perform a "reasonably well-executed search" of web information. This inforgraphic shares a few essential Google search tips and tricks.
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Critical Thinking: What Is It, Anyway?

Critical Thinking: What Is It, Anyway? | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it
An introduction to critical thinking: critical thinking defined and how to use it to assess and synthesize ideas.
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The Credibility Challenge : FactCheckED

The Credibility Challenge : FactCheckED | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

A set of excercises designed to teach how to determine authority on and off the web.

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Internet Detective | Home    

Internet Detective | Home     | Curating the Web:  Searching | Scoop.it

"A free internet tutorial to learn to discern the good, the bad, and the ugly for your online research."

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