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Presentation Tools Online. Checklist for Evaluating Web Resources. Is the Web a good research tool?

Checklist for Evaluating Web Resources

This question is dependent on the researcher's objective. As in traditional print resources one must use a method of critical analysis to determine its value. The 5 Elements Students Should Look For When Evaluating Web Content. Vaughan Memorial Library : Tutorials : Credible Sources Count! Learners - Essay writing - Study skills. Making the Most of Google Docs: Tips & Lesson Ideas. Since attending the Google Teacher Academy in April, I have been trying to learn as much as possible about each Google application.

Making the Most of Google Docs: Tips & Lesson Ideas

The result? I am realizing how little I actually knew about these tools and how tragically I was underutilizing them! Welcome · Digital Public Library of America. Cloud Creator » education. What's a Yippy Cloud?

Cloud Creator » education

A Yippy Cloud is a tool that webmasters or bloggers can use to instantly visualize a topic using the familiar tag cloud display. What makes the Yippy Cloud unique is that you can create a cloud based on any topic or query - you don't need tags or months of content on a subject to create an interesting cloud. Yippy Clouds are generated using our search results for the topic you enter. Word Clouds. Create. ! Google Ultimate Interface. About Google In 1996-1997, Larry Page and Sergey Brin came up with an algorithm to rank web pages, called PageRank.

! Google Ultimate Interface

Realizing the potential to improve search engines, they tried and failed to sell the technology to any. So they founded Google, which in an incredibly short period of time has become one of the world’s most powerful companies. While primarily known as a search engine, Google now makes a wide variety of web-based and other software and is known for investing in wide-ranging projects outside their core such as through their philanthropic arm, Google.org.

Their products are available in almost every country and in a very large number of languages. 14 Special Google Searches With Instant Answers. Google can do more than display lists of websites – Google will give you quick answers to many special searches.

14 Special Google Searches With Instant Answers

While Google isn’t quite as advanced as Wolfram Alpha, it has quite a few tricks up its sleeve. We’ve also covered searching Google like a pro by learning the Google search operators – if you want to master Google, be sure to learn those. Calculator. 40 Google+ Tips & Tricks For Power Users. July 27, 2011, 8:24 AM — Google+ is all the rage right now.

40 Google+ Tips & Tricks For Power Users

Even under its limited-invite "field trial" phase, the social sharing service is growing in leaps and bounds, with oodles of new users joining every day and even more champing at the bit to get in. Most of us, however, are only beginning to scratch the surface of what Google+ can do; like many Google products, G+ is brimming with advanced features and untapped tweaks. That's why I decided to put together this massive list of Google+ tips and tricks. It includes some of the best power-user pointers I've found both from my own experimentation and from following some really smart folks in the Google+ universe. VocabGrabber : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus. Nailing the Library Interview « Mr. Library Dude. Getting that librarian position can be a daunting process.

Nailing the Library Interview « Mr. Library Dude

First, you write your cover letter and resume. You wait. Maybe you wait some more? Then comes a telephone interview, followed by the all important on-site interview. After all of this work, hopefully a job offer is the end result! This page spotlights: I created this resource after cleaning out an old file cabinet in my office where I came across interview questions from my first librarian job search in 2002. 5000+ Free PowerPoint Templates, Free PowerPoint Backgrounds. Ultimate Guide to Google Plus. I’ve seen quite a few people who don’t understand Google Plus or think Google Plus is some sort of wasteland with giant swaths of inactivity.

Ultimate Guide to Google Plus

I was one of these people until I decided to dive in and really explore the social network and become active on there to see what this G+ thing is all about. The end result is this guide, a complete Google Plus guide for the person who is just getting started, or quite simply, started but staring at a boring feed with zero activity. Take a look at the sections below and click any section that has your interest. The Google Plus Beginner Guide Sections When browsing this guide, you can click the below links to jump to the section you are interested in. Make a word cloud - WordItOut.

Search Education – Google. 15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills. April , 2014 Google is one of the primary search engines students turn to when doing their research.

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

On the face of it, searching Google seems as simple as typing in a search query and waiting for returned results. In fact, effective Googling is way trickier than that. Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google. How To Create A Custom Search Engine For Your Students. While many teachers embrace the chaos of digital research (it is the “real world,” after all), for others setting students loose on Google is a recipe for a research project chock-full of Yahoo!

How To Create A Custom Search Engine For Your Students

Answers and other less-than-ideal information sources. While evaluating the credibility of information is an important part of any research project, giving your students proper tools to do the cognitive heavy lifting you’d like them to can be just as important. Luckily, Google gives you the option to customize students’ search experience to rope off certain sections of the internet, or to gently emphasize others. (In fact, you could even have students create their own custom search engine as a part of the project itself.) Below is an overview of the steps, from naming the search engine and choosing the sites you’d like students to select from, to customizing search features and sharing the link with students. 46-hidden-tips-and-tricks-to-use-google-search-like-a-boss.png (PNG Image, 600 × 6115 pixels) - Scaled (16%) Google Search Tricks and Tips Tutorial. Ten Tips for Teaching Students how to Research and Filter Information : Primary Tech.

Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Tuesday, May 29th 2012 I was recently involved in a conversation about how difficult it now is to filter what is on the internet and research effectively. In the past, students would primarily use books to research; being overloaded with possibly unreliable information wasn’t really an issue. Teaching students research skills is becoming increasingly important.

Some refer to the filtering and critical evaluation of information as ‘web literacy’. Unfortunately, many teachers don’t feel confident with their own skills to be able to assist their students with this. Some schools get around this issue by heavily blocking the sites children have access too. I’m no expert in this area but I have compiled a list of ten tips that I try to give my students to help them with internet research and filtering.

Search: Start with some general key words. Image: 'not quite clear on the concept' Making the Most of Google Docs: Tips & Lesson Ideas. Tips & Tricks for Searching Google Like a Pro [Infographic]