Tag Archives: search

Math Teachers: Ask Google

Technology transforms what is possible. I have never learned the algorithm to calculate the square root (I turn 39 this week.) My friends who taught in the math department with me who were older knew how to do it; this was part of the curriculum when they went to school. Calculators made the algorithm of […]

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6 Steps to Teaching Students to Search

Please feel free to use this resource with students or in teacher trainings. Please do not republish to your blog. Link to Google Drawing: https://goo.gl/LlCgQ5 New Literacy The new literacy is to teach students how to search. Rather than giving students answers, we ask really good questions. Students then use advanced search techniques to find the […]

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Finding Plagiarism with Google Search

There are many great products to help detect plagiarism in student work, including Grammarly. My first line of defense if I suspect plagiarism is to simply use Google Search. First Results Most of the time, students will use the first couple of results from a Google search when conducting their research. Typing in a student’s […]

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Use Quotations in Your Search

When performing a search try using quotations around your keywords. This ensures that your keywords are placed next to each other in the text. I typed Alice Keeler into a Google News search. The first two articles were about me. However all the rest of the results were NOT about me. The word Alice and […]

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Finding Data for Students to Research and Analyze

In any subject area students can use data to support their claims. Even ELA standards ask for students to reason quantitatively (with numbers). Finding data can be tricky. Google provides a search filter that only returns websites that contain data. Getting into the habit of having students regularly locate and analyze data is an excellent […]

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MacTip: Searching For Files

If you are using your Mac to attach files you may want to filter a search to find the file you are trying to attach. In the window where you can browse for the files you are wanting to attach do a search in the upper right hand corner. After you type in the search […]

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Google Drive: Clear Search Terms

  In the new Google Drive there is no “X” to clear out the search terms like you could with the old Google Drive. Rather than delete the search option character by character try using these keystrokes. Slash Striking the slash key will place the cursor at the end of Google Drive search box. Control […]

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Google Drive: Use Slash to Focus on Search Box

If you are a user of Google Drive try using the SLASH key to start searching your Google Drive. Instead of using your mouse or trackpad to place your cursor in the search box at the top of Google Drive simply press the Slash key and start typing your search keywords.

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Agoogleaday.com – Your Daily Warm-Up

Technology has the ability to transform a culture (cite this). A pair of technologies has undoubtedly changed modern society: search engines and mobile devices. Look at a group of people interacting. What are the odds that someone in the group will pull out their phone to look up some information? This is the transformation, we […]

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Use Quotations in Your Search

“Use Quotations” When using a search engine such as Google.com or Bing.com or any other search engine this search technique might help you to more quickly find what you are looking for. OR When you type in two words or a phrase into a search box the search engine is looking for the first word OR […]

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Teaching my Daughter to Search

One of the projects I work on is the Bing in the Classroom lesson of the day. This project requires that I look at a picture and a description of the picture and come up with an essential question to help students learn to search. While working on the project I thought it would be […]

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Bing in the Classroom: Free Lesson Plans

Everyday on Bing.com a high quality photo image is displayed. Microsoft’s Bing in the Classroom provides free search lessons to go along with the image of the day. In the bottom right hand corner of the image of the day is a photo info button. Click on this to find out more information about the picture […]

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Ok Google – From the Chrome Browser

If you are using Google Chrome you can go into your settings and turn on voice searching. I love this feature because it makes it easy for myself and my students to search for answers in the moment we are wondering it. Sure you can type in your question, but it is so much more […]

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Search Google Drive – Title:Keyword

When you do a search in Google Drive you search for more than just the title of the document. Google searches the entire body of the document. Thus when I do a search for “parabola” any document that mentions “parabola” anywhere in the document will be returned in the search results. If you know the […]

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Tricks: Search Google Drive – Filtering your search

Have you noticed the search box at the top of http://drive.google.com? This allows you to search your files in Google Drive. Since the search will look through not only the titles of your documents but will also search the body of the document you can avoid digging through folders trying to determine which folder you […]

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